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Civil Society in China : Studies on Contemporary China (M.E. Sharpe Hardcover) - Timothy Brook

Civil Society in China

Studies on Contemporary China (M.E. Sharpe Hardcover)

Hardcover Published: 8th September 1997
ISBN: 9780765600912
Number Of Pages: 288
For Ages: 18 years old

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The concept of "civil society" was borrowed from eighteenth-century Europe to provide a framework for understanding the transition to post-authoritarian regimes in Latin America and postcommunist regimes elsewhere. In China, the Democracy Movement forced the concept onto the intellectual agenda during the struggle to come to terms with the growth of dissent and the failure of student activism to find a secure foothold. The question that drives this book is whether this concept is useful for analyzing China, and if so, in what ways and within what limits.

Introduction: The Ambiguous Challenge of Civil Society
Larger Perspectives
Auto-Organization in Chinese Society
State-Led Civil Society
States, Societies, and Civil Societies in Chinese History
Particular Studies
University Autonomy and Civil Society
From State Corporatism to Social Representation
Chinese Youth and Civil Society
Ritual and Space: Civil Society or Popular Religion?
Discussion: Changing the Backdrop to the Study of Civil Society
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ISBN: 9780765600912
ISBN-10: 0765600919
Series: Studies on Contemporary China (M.E. Sharpe Hardcover)
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 8th September 1997
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.6 x 15.98  x 2.16
Weight (kg): 0.46