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Social organizations and the authoritarian state in China, Timothy Hildebrandt

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Social organizations and the authoritarian state in China
Title
Social organizations and the authoritarian state in China
Statement of responsibility
Timothy Hildebrandt
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Offers a groundbreaking comparative analysis of the emergence of NGOs across China in three different issue areas: environmental protection, HIV/AIDS prevention, and gay and lesbian rights"--
  • "For all of the attention that has been paid to social organizations - and the research conducted on them - our understanding has still been significantly limited by the persistent assumptions surrounding the effect of NGO emergence, the internal orientation of the organizations, and the relations they have with states. In the West, we have been conditioned to see the rise of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in fairly stark, axiomatic terms. The presence of NGOs is thought to be an important indicator of civil society development. And with a robust civil society, political change is thought to soon follow. Part of the logic at work is that NGOs and civil society are frequently seen to hold governments accountable. In authoritarian contexts, where the government is not accountable to its citizenry (at least in an electoral sense), we presume these accountability-seeking organizations to be oppositional to the state. Any reasonable observer would then assume, given their druthers, an authoritarian government would not allow such oppositional groups to exist at all. Perhaps then it makes sense to first assume that NGOs would not exist in a place like China at all. And to the extent that they do appear in the country, we might best assume these organizations to not be authentic 'real' NGOs. This would, of course, be one way of explaining why the political change that many expect to come from the emergence of NGOs has not occurred in China. But it would not be a satisfying explanation"--
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DLC
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1978-
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Hildebrandt, Timothy
Dewey number
361.7/60951
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
JQ1516
LC item number
.H55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Non-governmental organizations
  • Civil society
  • China
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / International
Label
Social organizations and the authoritarian state in China, Timothy Hildebrandt
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
805390936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 217 pages
Isbn
9781107021310
Lccn
2012029382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)805390936
Label
Social organizations and the authoritarian state in China, Timothy Hildebrandt
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-212) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
805390936
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 217 pages
Isbn
9781107021310
Lccn
2012029382
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)805390936

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