Title

Defining Chinese Nongovernmental Organizations

Abstract

In interpreting the current surge of nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) in China, scholars have mainly applied western concepts of civil society, corporatism, and the third sector. These perspectives, however, are not sufficient to account for the importance of China's particular historical and political culture. This paper discusses the development and future of NGOs in the context of current scholarly research as well as the role of China's historical and current sociopolitical situation.

Publisher

Springer Verlag

Publication Date

6-1-2002

Publication Title

Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations

Department

East Asian Studies

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1023/A:1016051604920

Keywords

China, NGOs, Civil society, Corporatism

Language

English

Format

text

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