Negotiating Political Spaces: Social and Environmental Activism in the Chinese Countryside

@article{Bondes2011NegotiatingPS,
  title={Negotiating Political Spaces: Social and Environmental Activism in the Chinese Countryside},
  author={Martin Bondes},
  journal={O\&M: Firms \& Other Social Institutions eJournal},
  year={2011}
}
  • Martin Bondes
  • Published 2011
  • Political Science
  • O&M: Firms & Other Social Institutions eJournal
The proliferation of social organizations in China has engendered a lively debate about how to conceptualize these social forces. This paper argues that such a conceptualization should take into account the role that both the party?state and social actors attribute to social organizations. With an empirical case study from the western Chinese countryside, this paper explores how social organizations both adapt to the restrictive authoritarian framework and negotiate the spaces opening up to… Expand
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