The Structural Politics of Social Organizations in Urban China, post 1989

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In the last decade, the new social organizations (NSOs) in urban China stemming from conventional social organizations in association with remarkable institutional and social innovations have attracted increasing attentions from scholars, constituted of formal NGOs (mainly environmental NGOs), many more “asserting rights organizations” and informal NGOs. From the perspective of structural politics, this dissertation deems such innovative social organization as the resulting structuration of the NSOs’ autopoietic movement, and launches a Giddensian structuration approach to explore the three-level processes of NSOs’ politicization: the rise of asserting rights movements, the construction of rational oppositional consciousness and new generation of liberal (movement) intellectuals, and the formation of NSOs’ networks. Using fieldwork investigations and observations, a twin activism was formulated as the rationale of NSOs’ politicization: the online posting of e-forum participants and networking agitation of NSO’s entrepreneurs. Such twofold habitualized behaviour functions as the micro-meso mechanisms of NSOs’ category politics since the Internet become widespread in urban China from 1998 onward.
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Fakultät für Gesellschaftswissenschaften
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300 Sozialwissenschaften » 320 Politik
China, New Social Organizations, New Social Movements, Structuration, Late Authoritarianism
Prof. Dr. Heberer, Thomas [Thesis advisor]
Prof. Dr. Taube, Markus [Reviewer]
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