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Rebuilding authority: The Party's relationship with its grassroots organizations

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While existing scholarship looks at the relationship between the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and emerging social strata and civil society, the Party's impact on its own grassroots has been largely overlooked. How does the Party manage its own grassroots members? I argue that the CCP has ritualized its management practices in recent years. Drawing from a dataset of 1,408 “Thematic Party Days” (TPDs) conducted by grassroots Party branches in Beijing, I show how such practices are geared towar...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/s0305741021000746

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
HUMS
Department:
Oriental Studies Faculty
Role:
Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Journal:
China Quarterly More from this journal
Volume:
248
Issue:
S1
Pages:
244-264
Publication date:
2021-09-23
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EISSN:
1468-2648
ISSN:
0305-7410
Language:
English
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Pubs id:
1246842
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pubs:1246842
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2022-03-22

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