Moral Resources and Political Capital: Theorizing the Relationship Between Voluntary Service Organizations and the Development of Civil Society in China

  title={Moral Resources and Political Capital: Theorizing the Relationship Between Voluntary Service Organizations and the Development of Civil Society in China},
  author={Ying Xu and Ngan-pun Ngai},
  journal={Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly},
  pages={247 - 269}
  • Ying Xu, Ngan-pun Ngai
  • Published 1 April 2011
  • Political Science, Sociology
  • Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly
How can voluntary service organizations (VSOs) emerge and survive in a relatively conservative social and political environment? How can such organizations contribute to the development of civil society in contemporary China? To answer these questions, this study applies the qualitative approach and a triangulation of methods to a case study of the city of Jinan. The findings indicate that self-chosen moral resource I, socially recognized moral resource II, ascribed political capital I, and… 

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