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Mao's invisible hand : the political foundations of adaptive governance in China
Observers have been predicting the demise of China's political system since Mao Zedong's death over thirty years ago. The Chinese Communist state, however, seems to have become increasingly adept atExpand
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Silence and Voice in the Study of Contentious Politics
Preface 1. Silence and voice in the study of contentious politics: an introduction Sidney Tarrow 2. Emotions and contentious politics Ron Aminzade and Doug McAdam 3. Space in contentious politicsExpand
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Chinese Conceptions of “Rights”: From Mencius to Mao—and Now
  • E. J. Perry
  • Political Science
  • Perspectives on Politics
  • 26 February 2008
The recent explosion of popular protest in China, often framed as a demand for the fulfillment of “rights,” has captured widespread attention. Some observers interpret the protests as signs of aExpand
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Danwei : the changing Chinese workplace in historical and comparative perspective
This book is designed to show readers how ethics can constrain improper behavior. To demonstrate the relationship of ethics to good government, the author presents high profile case studies that wereExpand
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Shanghai on Strike: The Politics of Chinese Labor
Preface Introduction Part I. The Politics of Place, 1839-1919: 1. A city of immigrants 2. South China artisans 3. North China proletarians Part II. The Politics of Partisanship, 1919-49: 4. Heyday ofExpand
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Challenging The Mandate Of Heaven: Popular Protest in Modern China
Arguing that popular protest has played an unusual role in bestowing political legitimacy in China, this article traces continuities in state responses to protest movements from imperial days to theExpand
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Chinese Society : Change, Conflict and Resistance
Introduction: Reform and resistance in contemporary China Elizabeth J Perry and Mark Selden 1. Rights & Resistance: the changing contexts of the dissident movement Minxin Pei 2. The revolution ofExpand
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Moving The Masses: Emotion Work In The Chinese Revolution
Previous explanations of the Chinese Communist revolution have highlighted (variously) the role of ideology, organization, and/or social structure. While acknowledging the importance of all theseExpand
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