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Negotiated authoritarianism: older people's associations and social governance in contemporary China

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This study seeks to explore the role of older people's associations (OPAs) in 'social governance' in rural China. Specifically, it examines the role OPAs play in mediating disputes and implementing contentious policy at the grassroots. Previous studies of OPAs' role in grassroots politics have provided 'top-down', state-directed accounts of their activities. Yet these approaches overemphasise the state's role in such processes and passivize the agency of societal actors. Building on Joel M...

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
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University of Oxford

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