Civil Society and Governance in China

Author: J. Yu,Sujian Guo

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137092491

Category: Political Science

Page: 240

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Written by scholars from both inside and outside China, this wide-ranging collection of essays explores the complexity of the relationship between governance and civil society by combining theoretical exploration and empirical case studies based on the governance practice in China.
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Civil Society and Governance in China

Author: Jianxing Yu,Sujian Guo

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 0230340962

Category: History

Page: 240

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Civil society and governance have become central concepts in policy practice and academia in China along with the development of decentralization, marketization, and divergent interests. This wide-ranging collection of essays on civil society and governance, written by scholars from both inside and outside China, explores the complex relationship between governance theory and social science disciplines, using both theoretical approaches and empirical case studies based on the development of civil society and governance practice in China.
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Emerging of civil society and its significance to governance in reform China

Author: Keping Yu

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 586

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本书主要研究了改革开放后兴起的民间组织及其对社会政治生活的影响,分别选择了有代表性的中国青少年基金会、行业协会、村民组织为实例,对民间组织的结构、功能、运行机制、管理方式及其对治理的影响进行了比较全面的研究。
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NGO Governance and Management in China

Author: Reza Hasmath,Jennifer Y. J. Hsu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317437144

Category: Political Science

Page: 202

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As China becomes increasingly integrated into the global system there will be continuing pressure to acknowledge and engage with non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Suffice to say, without a clear understanding of the state’s interaction with NGOs, and vice versa, any political, economic and social analysis of China will be incomplete. This book provides an urgent insight into contemporary state-NGO relations. It brings together the most recent research covering three broad themes, namely the conceptualizations and subsequent functions of NGOs; state-NGO engagement; and NGOs as a mediator between state and society in contemporary China. The book provides a future glimpse into the challenges of state-NGO interactions in China's rapidly developing regions, which will aid NGOs strategic planning in both the short- and long-term. In addition, it allows a measure of predictability in our assessment of Chinese NGOs behaviour, notably when they eventually move their areas of operation from the domestic sphere to an international one. The salient themes, concepts, theories and practice discussed in this book will be of acute interest to students, scholars and practitioners in development studies, public administration, and Chinese and Asian politics. Reza Hasmath is a Lecturer in Chinese Politics at the University of Oxford, UK, and an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research looks at state-society relationships, the labour market experiences of ethnic minorities, and development theories and practices. Jennifer Y.J. Hsu is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her recent publications include a co-authored book HIV/AIDS in China: The Economic and Social Determinants (Routledge, 2011), and a co-edited book The Chinese Corporatist State: Adaption, Survival and Resistance (Routledge, 2012).
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Globalization and Changes in China's Governance

Author: Keping Yu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004156828

Category: Political Science

Page: 275

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A unique model of political development is underway in China, which differs considerably from those conceived under both traditional socialist and liberal Western models. This work tackles the important issues of the changes underway in China's political and economic systems.
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Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society and Environmental Governance in China

Author: Carlos Wing-Hung Lo,Shui-Yan Tang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135016097

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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During the past three decades of rapid industrial growth, China has suffered from devastating environmental degradation. Most scholarly and popular publications have painted a rather pessimistic picture about the worrisome trend. Yet a somewhat more optimistic view has emerged in the past decade given the Chinese government’s increased commitment to fighting industrial pollution, the public’s increased concerns regarding the adverse effects of pollution, and domestic and international civil society’s increased involvement in promoting environmental protection in China. Drawing on the authors’ extensive research on Guangdong Province and a few large cities in other provinces, this book provides an in-depth study on China’s environmental governance and regulatory enforcement in the past two decades. Section 1 examines various institutional constraints for environmental regulation enforcement at the local level and how governance reform efforts in the past decade have contributed to the lessening of those constraints. Section 2 draws on data derived from surveys and interviews conducted in multiple cities and times; it examines the dominant regulatory enforcement styles of local environmental protection bureaus and how these styles vary across different regions and over time. Section 3 examines how various stakeholders—the general public, environmental groups, government entities, and corporations—affect the environmental governance process. Overall, the book presents a cautiously optimistic view on the evolution of environmental governance in China. While highlighting many political, institutional, social, and economic constraints, it also documents many changes that have taken place—including reform efforts from within the government administrative system, increasingly societal concerns and actions, and changing attitudes among corporate executives—potentially paving the way for more effective environmental governance in the future.
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Governance in China

Author: Jude Howell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780742519886

Category: Political Science

Page: 279

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Crucial to the success of any further economic reform, good governance is the Chinese Communist Party's greatest challenge as it plans for the future. This groundbreaking book explores the key dimensions of governance in China. These include the prospects for political reform; the processes of institution-building, such as strengthening state capacity and improving the legislative framework; enhancing regime legitimacy through local elections; and managing social discontent. Drawing on original fieldwork, the international group of authors provides a systematic analysis of the complex causes underlying China's governance problems and reflects on the prospects for future social and political change.
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Emerging Civil Society in China, 1978-2008

Author: Ming Wang

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004188134

Category: History

Page: 397

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Emerging Civil Society in China, 1978-2008 is translated from the original Chinese to provide a look into how scholars in China have been assessing the development of civil organizations and analyzing them based on system reforms, the public sphere, and collective action. This volume and the others in the SSRC series, provide western scholars with an accessible English language look at the state of current scholarship in China, and as such, does not simply provide information for the direct study of socio-political issues, but also for meta-level analysis of how the domestic scholarship in China is developing and assessing the interplay of the country's political and economic reforms with the society and daily life of its people.
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Changing State-Society Relations in Contemporary China

Author: Wei Shan,Lijun Yang

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814618578

Category: Social Science

Page: 312

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This book attempts to provide an overview of social and political changes in Chinese society since the global financial crisis. Rapid economic development has restructured the setup of society and empowered or weakened certain social players. The chapters in this book provide an updated account of a wide range of social changes, including the rise of the middle class and private entrepreneurs, the declining social status of the working class, as well as the resurgence of non-governmental organisations and the growing political mobilisation on the internet. The authors also examine the implications of those changes for state-society relations, governance, democratic prospects, and potentially for the stability of the current political regime.
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Civil Society under Authoritarianism

The China Model

Author: Jessica C. Teets

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139916580

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Despite the dominant narrative of the repression of civil society in China, Civil Society under Authoritarianism: The China Model argues that interactions between local officials and civil society facilitate a learning process, whereby each actor learns about the intentions and work processes of the other. Over the past two decades, often facilitated by foreign donors and problems within the general social framework, these interactions generated a process in which officials learned the benefits and disadvantages of civil society. Civil society supports local officials' efforts to provide social services and improve public policies, yet it also engages in protest and other activities that challenge social stability and development. This duality motivates local officials in China to construct a 'social management' system - known as consultative authoritarianism - to encourage the beneficial aspects and discourage the dangerous ones.
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Transnational Civil Society in China

Intrusion and Impact

Author: J. Chen

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781953562

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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This book discusses the penetration, growth and operation of transnational civil society (TCS) in China. It explores impacts on the incremental development of China's political pluralism, mainly through exploring the influences of the leading TCS actors on the country's bottom-up and self-governing activist NGOs that have sprung up spontaneously, in terms of capacities, strategies, leadership and political outlook, as a result of complex interactions between the two sectors.
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Governing Society in Contemporary China

Author: Lijun Yang,Wei Shan

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814618608

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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This book examines how the Chinese state responds to the increasingly diverse civil society and maintains regime stability in a changing society. In recent years, the Chinese leadership has demonstrated great capability of adapting and developing sophisticated mechanisms of social control. The chapters in this book cover a wide range of these mechanisms, including co-opting social forces, managing population and migration, as well as controlling the media, trade unions, the internet, non-governmental organisations, and the cultural industries. The authors also discuss challenges the government is about to face and possible adjustments.
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Local Organizations and Urban Governance in East and Southeast Asia

Straddling State and Society

Author: Benjamin L. Read,Robert Pekkanen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134006691

Category: Political Science

Page: 208

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This edited collection brings together enterprising pieces of new research on the many forms of organization in East and Southeast Asia that are sponsored or mandated by government, but engage widespread participation at the grassroots level. Straddling the state-society divide, these organizations play important roles in society and politics, yet remain only dimly understood. This book shines a spotlight on this phenomenon, which speaks to fundamental questions about how such societies choose to organize themselves, how institutions of local governance change over time, and how individuals respond to and make use of the power of the state. The contributors investigate organizations ranging from volunteer-based organizations that partner with government in providing services for homeless children, to state-managed networks of neighborhood- or village-level associations that perform representative as well as administrative functions and seeks to answer a number of questions: When do the "vertical," top-down imperatives of the state stifle "horizontal" solidarities, and when might the two work in harmony? Are useful social and administrative purposes served by this type of fusion? Does it amplify or merely muffle citizens’ voices? What does it tell us about existing accounts of community, social capital, "synergy," "complementarity," "subsidiarity," and related concepts? Representing seven countries: China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Taiwan, and Singapore this volume will be of interest to undergraduates, postgraduates and academics in Asian studies, political science, sociology, anthropology, development, history, nonprofit studies.
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State–Society Relations and Governance in China

Author: Sujian Guo

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739191802

Category: Political Science

Page: 288

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State–Society Relations and Governance in China, a wide-ranging collection of essays written by scholars from both inside and outside China, explores the complexity of the changing state-society relationship and the modes and practices of governance in China by combining theoretical exploration and empirical case studies.
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Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China

Author: Timothy Hildebrandt

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139627570

Category: Political Science

Page: N.A

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Received wisdom suggests that social organizations (such as non-government organizations, NGOs) have the power to upend the political status quo. However, in many authoritarian contexts, such as China, NGO emergence has not resulted in this expected regime change. In this book, Timothy Hildebrandt shows how NGOs adapt to the changing interests of central and local governments, working in service of the state to address social problems. In doing so, the nature of NGO emergence in China effectively strengthens the state, rather than weakens it. This book offers a groundbreaking comparative analysis of Chinese social organizations across the country in three different issue areas: environmental protection, HIV/AIDS prevention, and gay and lesbian rights. It suggests a new way of thinking about state-society relations in authoritarian countries, one that is distinctly co-dependent in nature: governments require the assistance of NGOs to govern while NGOs need governments to extend political, economic and personal opportunities to exist.
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Civil Society and Political Change in Asia

Expanding and Contracting Democratic Space

Author: Muthiah Alagappa

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804750974

Category: History

Page: 528

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A systematic investigation of the connection between civil society and political change in Asia - change toward open, participatory, and accountable politics. Its findings suggest that the link between a vibrant civil society and democracy is indeterminate: certain civil society organizations support democracy; thers could undermine it.
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China’s Many Dreams

Comparative Perspectives on China’s Search for National Rejuvenation

Author: D. Kerr

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137478977

Category: Political Science

Page: 266

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China's new leader Xi Jinping has announced that the China Dream of great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is now closer than ever. This book discusses the meaning and progress of Chinese national rejuvenation from multiple perspectives. It discusses critically China's progress towards becoming a strong, prosperous and well-governed country.
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Political Development in Hong Kong

State, Political Society, and Civil Society

Author: Ngok Ma

Publisher: Hong Kong University Press

ISBN: 9622098096

Category: Political Science

Page: 318

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This book reviews the political development of Hong Kong before and after 1997, in particular the evolution of state-society relations in the last two decades, to analyze the slow development of democracy and governance in Hong Kong after 1997. This book is a most comprehensive analysis of the multi-faceted changes in Hong Kong in the last 20 years. The scope of changes analyzed included state functions and institutions, political changes such as party development and development of the Legislative Council, and social changes such as social movements, civil liberties, etc. It helps the reader understand the crisis of governance of Hong Kong after 1997, and the difficulty of democratic development in Hong Kong over the years. The book covers: changing state institutions in Hong Kong in the last few decades; party development in Hong Kong; the changing role and function of the legislature in Hong Kong; the evolution of social movement and movement organizational forms; media freedom, civil liberties, and the role of civil society; and theoretical discussions concerning governance problems and state-society relations in Hong Kong. Special emphasis is placed on how these changes brought about a new state-society relation, which in turn brought governance difficulties after 1997.
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Neighbourhood Governance in Urban China

Author: Ngai-Ming Yip

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1781000247

Category: Political Science

Page: 224

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Neighbourhood governance is a multifaceted concept that cuts across academic disciplines and intersects an array of policy areas. Therefore this book will find a wide audience amongst public and social policy academics, particularly those with an inter
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Democracy and the Rule of Law in China

Author: Keping Yu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004182128

Category: Political Science

Page: 299

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Democracy and the Rule of Law in China is intended to make debates among prominent Chinese intellectuals and academics over issues of political, constitutional, and legal reform; modes of governance in urban and rural China; and culture and cultural policy available to English-language readers. The writers included in this book are individuals whose views have drawn some attention in the formulation of party and government policy, including the editor, Yu Keping, a prominent party intellectual and vice-director of the Central Compilation and Translation Bureau.
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