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Civil society in China : how society speaks to the state

Title
Civil society in China : how society speaks to the state / Runya Qiaoan.
ISBN
9780367480912
0367480913
9780367502744
0367502747
9781000449815
9781000449884
Publication
Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2022.
Copyright Notice Date
©2022.
Physical Description
xii, 148 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Summary
"Chinese civil society groups have achieved iconic policy advocacy successes in the areas of environmental protection, women's rights, poverty alleviation, and public health. This book examines why some groups are successful in policy advocacy within the authoritarian context, while others fail. A mechanism of cultural resonance is introduced as an innovative theoretical framework to systematically compare interactions between Chinese civil society and the government in different movements. It is argued that civil society advocacy results depend largely on whether advocators can achieve cultural resonance with policymakers and the mainstream public through their social performances. The effective performance is the one in which advocators employ symbols embraced by the audience (policymakers and the public) in their actions and framings. While many studies have tried to explain the phenomena of successful policy advocacy in China through institutional or organizational factors, this book not only contains extensive empirical data based on field research, but takes a cultural sociological turn to identify the meaning-making process behind advocacy actions. Civil Society in China will appeal to students and scholars of sociology, political science, social work, and Chinese and Asian studies more broadly"-- Provided by publisher.
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
November 22, 2021
Series
Routledge contemporary China series.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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