Title

Grassroots Organizations in China: Definitions, Categories, and Significance in the Emergence of Civil Society

Abstract

Grassroots and autonomous organizations and networks are the most vibrant and fastest growing part of China's nongovernmental sector. Yet, few studies have focused on defining, categorizing, and determining the socio-political functions of these small organizations. The current study begins to fill this gap. It first defines and divides the diverse array of groups into four categories based on their organizational features, and then discusses the significance of grassroots organizations in the emergence of civil society in China.

Publisher

Grupo de Investigación Inter Asia

Publication Date

1-1-2013

Publication Title

Inter Asia Papers

Department

East Asian Studies

Document Type

Article

Keywords

Non-governmental sector, Grassroots organizations, Civil society, China

Language

English

Format

text

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