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Author Read, Benjamin.

Title Roots of the state [electronic resource] : neighborhood organization and social networks in Beijing and Taipei / Benjamin L. Read.

Imprint Palo Alto : Stanford University Press, 2012.

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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 356 pages).
Series Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific
Contemporary issues in Asia and the Pacific.
Contents List of illustrations; Acknowledgments; Note on names, Terms, and romanization; 1. Introduction: administration at the grass roots in East and Southeast Asia; 2. The little platoon: structuring the neighborhood; 3. Elections, bogus and bona fide; 4. Power relations at the Alley level; 5. Perceptions and interaction; 6. Thick networks and state-mobilized volunteers; 7. Thin networks and the appeals of organic statism; 8. The landscape of grassroots administration: comparative cases; 9. Conclusion; Appendix 1: research methods; Appendix 2: Beyond the two capitals; Notes; References.
Note Includes index.
Summary Most social science studies of local organizations tend to focus on "civil society" associations, voluntary associations independent from state control, whereas government-sponsored organizations tend to be theorized in totalitarian terms as "mass organizations" or manifestations of state corporatism. Roots of the State examines neighborhood associations in Beijing and Taipei that occupy a unique space that exists between these concepts.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-344) and index.
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Subject Neighborhood government -- China -- Beijing.
Neighborhood government -- Taiwan -- Taipei.
Citizens' associations -- China -- Beijing.
Citizens' associations -- Taiwan -- Taipei.
Social networks -- China -- Beijing.
Social networks -- Taiwan -- Taipei.
Beijing (China) -- Politics and government.
Taipei (Taiwan) -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Read, Benjamin Lelan.
Other Form: Print version: Read, Benjamin Lelan. Roots of the state. Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2012, ©2012 9780804775649 (DLC) 2011039938 (OCoLC)755004305
ISBN 9780804782036 (electronic bk.)
0804782032 (electronic bk.)
9780804775656 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780804775649 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)
0804775648 (hbk. ; acid-free paper)
0804775656 (pbk. ; alk. paper)