Overview

This book examines the development of the non-state sector and NGOs in China since the onset of reform in the late 1970s. It explores the major issues facing China’s non-state sector today, assesses the institutional barriers faced by its developing civil society, and compares China’s example with wider international experience.

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China's Opening Society

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Overview

This book examines the development of the non-state sector and NGOs in China since the onset of reform in the late 1970s. It explores the major issues facing China’s non-state sector today, assesses the institutional barriers faced by its developing civil society, and compares China’s example with wider international experience.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780203930922
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 2/13/2008
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 918 KB

Meet the Author

Zheng Yongnian is Professor and Director of Research, China Policy Institute, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham. He researches on China’s domestic transformation and its external impact. He has written numerous books, including Discovering Chinese Nationalism in China (1999), Globalization and State Transformation in China (2004), Will China Become Democratic? (2004) and Technological Empowerment: The Internet, State and Society in China (2007). He served as consultant to the United Nations Development Programme on China's rural development and democracy.

Joseph Fewsmith is Director of East Asian Studies Program and Professor of International Relations and Political Science at Boston University. He is the author of four books: China Since Tiananmen: The Politics of Transition, Elite Politics in Contemporary China, The Dilemmas of Reform in China: Political Conflict and Economic Debate, and Party, State, and Local Elites in Republican China: Merchant Organizations and Politics in Shanghai, 1980-1930. He is also a research associate of the John King Fairbank Center for East Asian Studies at Harvard University.

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Table of Contents

1. A Critical Review of the NGO Sustainable Development Philosophy 2. Whose Civil Society is it Anyway? 3. Non-Governmental Organizations, Non-Formal Education and Civil Society in Contemporary Russia 4. The Changing Aspects of Civil Society in China 5. NGOs in China: Development Dynamics and Challenges 6. The State, Firms and Corporate Social Responsibility in China 7. The Media, Internet and Governance in China 8. Dissecting Chinese County Governmental Authorities 9. Institutional Barriers to the Development of Civil Society in China 10. Chambers of Commerce in Wenzhou: Toward Civil Society? 11. How can Deliberative Institutions be Sustainable in China? 12. Foreign NGOs’ Role in Local Governance in China 13. External Actors in the Process of Village Elections: Foreign NGOs and China

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