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Roots of the state : neighborhood organization and social networks in Beijing and Taipei

Author: Benjamin Lelan Read
Publisher: Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, [2012]
Series: Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Most social science studies of local organizations tend to focus on "civil society" associations, voluntary associations independent from state control, whereas government-sponsored organizations tend to be theorized in totalitarian terms as "mass organizations" or manifestations of state corporatism. Roots of the State examines neighborhood associations in Beijing and Taipei that occupy a unique space that exists  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Lelan Read
ISBN: 9780804775649 0804775648 9780804775656 0804775656
OCLC Number: 755004305
Description: xvi, 356 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : administration at the grass roots in East and Southeast Asia --
The little platoon : structuring the neighborhood --
Elections, bogus and bona fide --
Power relations at the alley level --
Perceptions and interaction --
Thick networks and state-mobilized volunteers --
Thin networks and the appeals of organic statism --
The landscape of grassroots administration : comparative cases --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Responsibility: Benjamin L. Read.

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Focusing on the capital cities of Beijing and Taipei, this book provides a detailed discussion of state-sponsored neighborhood organizations in China and Taiwan. It is grounded in the comparative  Read more...

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