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The war on language: language management and resistance in contemporary China

Abstract:

What explains institutional change in authoritarian regimes presiding over fragmented societies? A popular assumption is that, because the state is so powerful, major institutional change takes place only when certain actors within the state system see such change as beneficial for their personal or collective interests. In other words, institutional changes are necessarily top-down and elitist in nature. Challenging that position, this thesis articulates a theory of gradual institu...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Antony's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Politics and International Relations
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Siu-yau Lee
Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
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uuid:f3587f6d-35b8-4623-867a-9c98276f387b
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ora:8208

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