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The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Luigi Tomba

Abstract

Chinese residential communities are places of intense governing and an arena of active political engagement between state and society. This book investigates how the goals of a government consolidated in a distant authority materialize in citizens' everyday lives. Chinese neighborhoods reveal much about the changing nature of governing practices in the country. Government action is driven by the need to preserve social and political stability, but such priorities must adapt to the progressive privatization of urban residential space and an increasingly complex set of societal forces. This book ... More

Keywords: China, residential communities, Chinese communities, Chinese neighborhoods, government action

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780801452826
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Luigi Tomba, author
Australian National University

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