Civil Society And Governance In China

Hardcover | February 15, 2012

EditorJianxing Yu, Sujian Guo

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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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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 r...

Jianxing Yu  is a professor of political science and public administration, associate dean of the College of Public Administration, director of the Institute for Civil Society Development (ICSD), and executive director of the Center for Public Policy Studies at Zhejiang University. He was a visiting professor at the University of Edin...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:254 pages, 8.63 × 5.65 × 0.78 inPublished:February 15, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230340962

ISBN - 13:9780230340961

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INTRODUCTION: Civil Society and Governance in China - Jianxing Yu and Sujian Guo * PART I: GOVERNANCE AND CIVIL SOCIETY IN THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES * Governance as Political Theory - Guy Peters * The Comparative Study of Local Governance: Toward a Global Approach - Gerry Stoker * The Applicability of Governance Theory in China: A Novel Approach - Jianxing Yu and Shizong Wang * Social Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise: The Development of the Field - Wolfgang Bielefeld * Business Associations' Participation in Public Policymaking from the Perspective of State-Society Relations: Conceptual Framework and Comparative Case Studies - Hua Jiang, Jianming Zhang, and Ying Zhou * Social Activism in China: Between Embeddedness and Marginalization - Björn Alpermann and Katja Krämer * PART II: CIVIL SOCIETY AND GOVERNANCE PRACTICE IN CHINA * Participation of Business Associations in China and the Road to Civil Society - Zhoujun and Jianxing Yu * Transforming State and Citizen through Community Building: The View from Zhejiang - Kristen Parris * How Are Civil Rights and Freedom Possible? A Case Study of Assembly Rights - Xijing Jia * The Development and Reform of Public Service in China - Ziying He * Institutional Environment, Strategy of Government, and Governance Structure: Exploring the Key Factors Shaping Business Associations' Development in China - Xiaoqing Song * Optimal Size of Business Associations under the Principle of "One Industry, One Association" - Bing He