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The political economy of social organization registration in China

Hildebrandt, Timothy (2011) The political economy of social organization registration in China. China Quarterly, 208 . pp. 970-989. ISSN 0305-7410

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Abstract

The Chinese government uses legal registration to manage and control the rise of social organizations. To avoid negative government attention, organizations might be expected to actively pursue such registration. However, in-depth field research of Chinese NGOs in three issue areas (environmental protection, HIV/AIDS prevention, and gay and lesbian rights) reveals that this is not always the case. There are many conflicting political and economic incentives for both NGOs and government, complicating understandings of social organization registration in China. By shedding light on the process of registration, this article reveals the complexities of state–society relations and demonstrates the difficulties for social organizations to avoid significant government interference.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJourna...
Additional Information: © 2011 The China Quarterly
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JQ Political institutions Asia
Sets: Departments > Social Policy
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2013 13:04
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/52577/

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