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The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Sharp Power and its Discontents

The Struggle for Democracy in Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong: Sharp Power and its Discontents

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Andreas Fulda
August 20, 2019

The key question at the heart of this book is to what extent have political activists in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong made progress in their quest to liberalise and democratise their respective polities. Taking a long historical perspective, the book compares and contrasts the political...

The Chinese Communist Party in Action: Consolidating Party Rule

The Chinese Communist Party in Action: Consolidating Party Rule

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Lance L.P. Gore, Zheng Yongnian
July 23, 2019

Much is written about China and the role of the Chinese Communist Party, but without exploring in detail the nature of the party and how it operates. This book provides an in-depth assessment of the current state of the Chinese Communist Party. It outlines the huge size of the party – 88 million...

Gender Dynamics, Feminist Activism and Social Transformation in China

Gender Dynamics, Feminist Activism and Social Transformation in China

1st Edition

Guoguang Wu, Yuan Feng, Helen Lansdowne
November 06, 2018

This book explores the extent to which women have been initiators, mobilizers, and driving forces of social transformation in China. The book considers how conceptions of women’s roles have changed as China has moved from state socialism to engagement with capitalist globalization, examines the...

The Politics of Expertise in China

The Politics of Expertise in China

1st Edition

Xufeng Zhu
October 25, 2018

Since the reform and opening-up policy was implemented in China, consultations have been increasingly carried out during the policy-making process. This often involves experts, many of whom are based in think-tanks or similar institutions. The degree of access to the policy-making process varies,...

China's New Silk Road: An Emerging World Order

China's New Silk Road: An Emerging World Order

1st Edition

Carmen Amado Mendes
October 12, 2018

Much is being written about China’s new 'One Belt, One Road' initiative, but much of the writing focuses on China itself, on the destinations of the road – Europe and the Middle East – or on the countries through which the road passes, such as Central Asia. This book takes a different approach...

China's Pension Reforms: Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China

China's Pension Reforms: Political Institutions, Skill Formation and Pension Policy in China

1st Edition

Ke Meng
August 14, 2018

Existing literature has looked at many factors which have shaped Chinese pension reforms. As China’s pension reform proceeds in an expanding and localising fashion, this book argues that there is a pressing need to examine it in the context of China’s political institutions and economic...

Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe

Post-Western Sociology - From China to Europe

1st Edition

Laurence Roulleau-Berger, Li Peilin
May 23, 2018

This book is rooted in an epistemological approach to sociology in which the boundaries between Western and non-Western sociologies are acknowledged and built on. It argues that knowledge is organised in conceptual spaces linked to paradigms and programmes which in turn are linked to ethnocentred...

China's Great Urbanization

China's Great Urbanization

1st Edition

Zheng Yongnian, Zhao Litao, Sarah Y. Tong
April 20, 2018

China’s extraordinary economic boom since the late 1970s has been accompanied by massive urbanization, with the proportion of the population living in cities rising from 18% in 1978 to 54% in 2014.  Currently the Chinese government has amongst its objectives the target to increase this to 60% by...

China's Global Quest for Resources: Energy, Food and Water

China's Global Quest for Resources: Energy, Food and Water

1st Edition

Fengshi Wu, Hongzhou Zhang
April 20, 2018

The world’s key resources of energy, food and water, which are closely connected and interdependent on each other, are coming under increasing pressure, as a result of increasing population, development and climate change. In the case of China, following its recent economic surge, energy, food and...

Chinese Politics as Fragmented Authoritarianism: Earthquakes, Energy and Environment

Chinese Politics as Fragmented Authoritarianism: Earthquakes, Energy and Environment

1st Edition

Kjeld Erik Brødsgaard
April 10, 2018

This book explores how far the concept of fragmented authoritarianism remains valid as the key concept for understanding how the Chinese political process works. It contrasts fragmented authoritarianism, which places bureaucratic bargaining at the centre of policy-making, arguing that the goals and...

Governing Environmental Conflicts in China

Governing Environmental Conflicts in China

1st Edition

Yanwei Li
March 07, 2018

Environmental conflicts are the source of many large-scale popular protests in China, with some protests substantially endangering social order. Such protests have often prompted severe counter measures by both national and local government, but have often then gone on to result in compromises...

Ecological Risks and Disasters - New Experiences in China and Europe

Ecological Risks and Disasters - New Experiences in China and Europe

1st Edition

Li Peilin, Laurence Roulleau-Berger
January 12, 2018

Climate change, and also other factors, are capable of bringing about major disasters on a scale hitherto unimaginable. Ecological and other risks, besides having scientific and technological dimensions, are also a subject of study for social scientists, concerned with how disasters and potential...

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