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Building Civil Society in Authoritarian China

Importance of Leadership Connections for Establishing Effective Nongovernmental Organizations in a Non-Democracy

Authors: Tai, John

  • Presents new NGO cases for researchers on Chinese civil society in general and Chinese NGOs in particular
  • Shows the relative importance of state linkage, media connections and international ties for Chinese NGOs
  • Focuses on a detailed examination of Chinese NGOs that serve the country’s rural migrant population
  • Offers valuable lessons on the NGO situation in China for NGO entrepreneurs, international donors and foreign government leaders
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How is modern civil society created? There are few contemporary studies on this important question and when it is addressed, scholars tend to emphasize the institutional environment that facilitates a modern civil society. However, there is a need for a new perspective on this issue. Contemporary China, where a modern civil society remains in a nascent stage, offers a valuable site to seek new answers. Through a comparative analysis of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in today’s China, this study shows the importance of the human factor, notably the NGO leadership, in the establishment of a modern civil society. In particular, in recognition of the social nature of NGOs, this study engages in a comparative examination of Chinese NGO leaders’ state linkage, media connections and international ties in order to better understand how each factor contributes to effective NGOs.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Building Civil Society Under the Shadows of Authoritarianism

    Tai, John W.

    Pages 1-17

  • Chinese NGOs: Thriving Amidst Adversity

    Tai, John W.

    Pages 19-42

  • State Linkage Has Its Advantages

    Tai, John W.

    Pages 43-67

  • Media Connections: Bridging the State-Society Divide

    Tai, John W.

    Pages 69-96

  • Capacity Without Legitimacy: The Limits of International Ties

    Tai, John W.

    Pages 97-121

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eBook $39.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $54.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-03664-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Building Civil Society in Authoritarian China
Book Subtitle
Importance of Leadership Connections for Establishing Effective Nongovernmental Organizations in a Non-Democracy
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Environment, Security, Development and Peace
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-03665-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-03665-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-03664-9
Series ISSN
2193-3162
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 143
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 illustrations in colour
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