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              Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion
               

              Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion (Paperback)

              By Garcia, Beatriz Carrillo

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              While much has been written about rural migrant workers' experiences in the big cities, population movements into China's vast network of towns and small cities has been largely neglected. This book presents a detailed case study of rural migrant workers experiences in a small to...wn in a north China county. The author explores the processes and institutions that enable or preclude the social inclusion of rural workers into the town's socio-economic system. Inclusion and exclusion are assessed through an examination of rural workers' immersion into the urban labour market, their access to welfare benefits and to social services, such as housing, education and health. The book proposes that outside the larger cities there are alternative accounts of urban social change and of the integration of rural migrant workers. It stresses the fact that the particular socio-economic structure of towns, where the state-owned share of the economy has been smaller and where consequently social and private forces have been more active, allowed for a more open inclusion of rural workers. Though shortcomings are still observed, the book suggests that China's transformation may not necessarily result in dysfunctional and socially polarized urban environments. This book will be of interest to students and scholars of China's rural migrant workers, bottom-up urbanization and small town development, social policy, and more broadly on contemporary social change in China.
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              ISBN 9781138858152
              Released AU 4 Mar 2015
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              New Mentalities of Government in China
               

              New Mentalities of Government in China (Hardback)

              Edited by Bray, David; Jeffreys, Elaine

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              New Mentalities of Government in China: Emerging Professions, Vocations and Citizens examines how the privatization and professionalization of 'public' service provision is transforming the nature of government and everyday life in the People's Republic of China (PRC). Government... in Mao-era China (1949-1976) operated almost entirely through official organs and agencies in a hierarchical and highly regulated system of formal authority. This system administered and mobilized the population through urban work-units and rural collectives to participate in the governing of everyday life. In the post-1978 era of market-based economic reform, the old 'mass-line' mode of government has been progressively replaced, but not entirely supplanted, by more complex and diffuse forms of governance, which increasingly rely on expertise and service provision from a host of new professions and professionals, and vocationally orientated organizations and people, focussing on new social problems, social subjects and citizenries.
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              ISBN 9781138917750
              Released AU 18 Jan 2016
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              NGO Governance and Management in China
               

              NGO Governance and Management in China (Hardback)

              Edited by Hasmath, Reza; Hsu, Jennifer Y. J.

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              As China becomes increasingly integrated into the global system there will be continuing pressure to acknowledge and engage with non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Suffice to say, without a clear understanding of the state's interaction with NGOs, and vice versa, any politica...l, economic and social analysis of China will be incomplete. This book provides an urgent insight into contemporary state-NGO relations. It brings together the most recent research covering three broad themes, namely the conceptualizations and subsequent functions of NGOs; state-NGO engagement; and NGOs as a mediator between state and society in contemporary China. The book provides a future glimpse into the challenges of state-NGO interactions in China's rapidly developing regions, which will aid NGOs strategic planning in both the short- and long-term. In addition, it allows a measure of predictability in our assessment of Chinese NGOs behaviour, notably when they eventually move their areas of operation from the domestic sphere to an international one. The salient themes, concepts, theories and practice discussed in this book will be of acute interest to students, scholars and practitioners in development studies, public administration, and Chinese and Asian politics. Reza Hasmath is a Lecturer in Chinese Politics at the University of Oxford, UK, and an Associate Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta, Canada. His research looks at state-society relationships, the labour market experiences of ethnic minorities, and development theories and practices. Jennifer Y.J. Hsu is an Assistant Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta, Canada. Her recent publications include a co-authored book HIV/AIDS in China: The Economic and Social Determinants (Routledge, 2011), and a co-edited book The Chinese Corporatist State: Adaption, Survival and Resistance (Routledge, 2012).
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              ISBN 9781138909977
              Released AU 30 Jul 2015
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              International Aid and China's Environment: Taming the Yellow Dragon
               

              International Aid and China's Environment: Taming the Yellow Dragon (Paperback)

              By Morton, Katherine

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              Katherine Morton analyses the relationship between international and local responses to environmental problems in China, challenging the prevailing wisdom that weak compliance is the only constraint upon local environmental management in China.

              ISBN 9780415648684
              Released AU 2 Nov 2012
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              Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People's Republic of China
               

              Tiger Girls: Women and Enterprise in the People's Republic of China (Paperback)

              By Chen, Minglu

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              Using empirical research findings from three localities in China, 'Tiger Girls' examines the deeper realities of women entrepreneurs in China, and by extension the role of leading women in the workforce.

              ISBN 9780415855556
              Released AU 31 May 2013
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              The Development of China's Stockmarket, 1984-2002: Equity Politics and Market Institutions
               

              The Development of China's Stockmarket, 1984-2002: Equity Politics and Market Institutions (Hardback)

              By Green, Stephen

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              Based on extensive field research in Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing and over 40 interviews with regulators and market players, this volume provides a detailed, academic analysis of China's stockmarket.

              ISBN 9780415324663
              Released AU 18 Dec 2003
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              Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion
               

              Small Town China: Rural Labour and Social Inclusion (Hardback)

              By Garcia, Beatriz Carrillo

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              This case study of small town China focuses on Hongton County, Shanxi Province. It suggests that outside the larger cities there may be alternative accounts of urban social change and the integration of rural migrant workers, and that China's transformation may not result in dysf...unctional and social polarized urban environments.
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              ISBN 9780415600231
              Released AU 13 Apr 2011
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              Translocal China: Linkages, Identities and the Reimagining of Space
               

              Translocal China: Linkages, Identities and the Reimagining of Space (Hardback)

              Edited by Oakes, Tim; Schein, Louisa

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              Inter-disciplinary in approach, this collection of essays explores China's reform era development within the concept of translocality. These essays focus simultaneously on mobilities and localities, drawing our attention to the multiplying forms of mobility in China, whilst retai...ning the importance of localities in people's lives.
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              ISBN 9780415369206
              Released AU 21 Dec 2005
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              China's Reforms and International Political Economy
               

              China's Reforms and International Political Economy (Hardback)

              Edited by Zweig, David; Chen, Zhimin

              • RRP: $263.00
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              Examines the relationship between the international political and economic system, and China's economic and political transition. Exploring international relations theory with a China-centric view, this book addresses significant questions such as who are the key players in China... in this process of globalization? And others.
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              ISBN 9780415396134
              Released AU 19 Apr 2007
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              Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China: New Socialist Countryside
               

              Rural Policy Implementation in Contemporary China: New Socialist Countryside (Hardback)

              By Ahlers, Anna

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              At the turn of the millennium, the disparities between rural and urban livelihoods, underdevelopment and administrative shortcomings in the Chinese countryside were increasingly seen as posing a manifest threat to social harmony and economic and political stability. At that time ...the term three rural problems (sannong wenti) was coined which defined the main issues of rural life that needed to be targeted by government action: agriculture (nongye), villages (nongcun) and farmers (nongmin). In turn, with the launch of the 11th Five-Year Plan in 2006, a pledge was made to shift the focus of developmental efforts to the long-neglected countryside, which is still home to half of the Chinese population. This book presents an analysis of adaptive local policy implementation in China in the context of the Building of a New Socialist Countryside (BNSC) policy framework. Based on intensive field work in four counties in Fujian, Jiangxi, Shaanxi and Zhejiang Provinces between 2008 and 2011, it offers detailed analyses of the form and impact of county governments' strategic agency at certain stages and within certain fields of the implementation process (for example, the design of local BNSC programs, the steering of project funding, implementation and evaluation, the establishment of model villages and the management of public participation). Further, this study illustrates that BNSC is far more than the 'empty slogan' described by many observers when it was launched in 2005/2006. Instead, it has already brought about considerable shifts in terms of the process and outcomes of rural policy implementation. Altogether, the results of this research challenge existing paradigms by showing how, against the background of contemporary approaches to rural development and recent reforms initiated by the central state, local bureaucracies' strategic agency can actually push forward effective - albeit not necessarily optimal - policy implementation to some extent, which serves the intere
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              ISBN 9780415718462
              Released AU 14 Jan 2014
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