China’s Developing Civil Society: Interest Groups, Trade Unions and Associational Pluralism

  • Suzanne Ogden
Part of the Studies on the Chinese Economy book series (STCE)


An analysis of the relationship between associations and civil society in China requires an understanding of three categories of factors and how they interact. First, there are global factors common to most countries regardless of their developmental level, such as the increasing importance of technology and the specialization of knowledge and interests. Second, there are factors shared by many developing countries, such as democratization and the decentralization of state control. And third, there are factors specific to China, such as the role of the family and traditional Chinese culture.


Civil Society Interest Group Trade Union Business Association Economic Liberalization 
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