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The Democratic Implications of Civil Society in China


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Baogang He
    Pages 1-18
  3. Baogang He
    Pages 38-64
  4. Baogang He
    Pages 85-105
  5. Baogang He
    Pages 147-165
  6. Baogang He
    Pages 166-177
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 178-212

About this book


This book discusses the roles of civil society in the initiation stage of democratization in China. It argues that there is a semi-civil society in China and that this quasi-civil society that plays dual roles in the initial stage of democratisation in China. It makes a contribution to existing theories on democratic functions of civil society by applying, testing, revising and developing these theories in the context of Chinese democratization.


1989 China Civil society democracy democratization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceUniversity of TasmaniaHobartAustralia

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