The Local Corporatist State and NGO Relations in China

Journal of Contemporary China 23(87): 516-534

18 Pages Posted: 4 Feb 2013 Last revised: 18 Oct 2014

Jennifer Y.J. Hsu

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science

Reza Hasmath

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science

Date Written: 2014

Abstract

This article examines the Chinese state’s interactions and influences on the development of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) through a corporatist framework. It suggests that not only is the central state actively involved in the development of NGOs, but increasingly the successes of NGOs are determined by their interactions with the local state. We profile NGOs in Shanghai, of varying sizes, budgets, and issue-areas, as a case study to understand the interplay between NGOs and the local state. The article further discusses reasons behind the growing shift from central to local state influences, and the potential future implications for state-NGO relations in China.

Keywords: NGO, Local State, Corporatist State, China, Shanghai

Suggested Citation

Hsu, Jennifer Y.J. and Hasmath, Reza, The Local Corporatist State and NGO Relations in China (2014). Journal of Contemporary China 23(87): 516-534. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2211248

Jennifer Y.J. Hsu

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science ( email )

Department of Political Science
10-16 HM Tory Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G2H4
Canada

Reza Hasmath (Contact Author)

University of Alberta - Department of Political Science ( email )

10-16 Henry Marshall Tory Building
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4
Canada

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