By A. Wells-Dang
This ebook brings a clean, unique method of comprehend social motion in China and Vietnam throughout the conceptual lens of casual environmental and health and wellbeing networks. It exhibits how voters in non-democratic states actively create casual pathways for advocacy and the improvement of functioning civil societies.
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Extra resources for Civil Society Networks in China and Vietnam: Informal Pathbreakers in Health and the Environment
Weller’s comparisons of China, Taiwan and Hong Kong (1999, 2005, 2008) form ‘close to a natural experiment’ (1999: 11) to show that cultural factors do not determine socio-political outcomes, since all share a Chinese identity but have diverging trajectories. On the other hand, despite clear political differences, sometimes China and Taiwan share common social outcomes (Read 2009). Weller and Read hardly mention Vietnam, but the parallels are clear. These connections and common features form the basis for understanding the development of civil society networks in China and Vietnam.
A second key distinction is the formal or informal structure of a network. This is not the same as legal status, as nearly all networks are unregistered, although legal recognition is a strong indicator of formality. Some networks have organisational members who themselves have legal status, but others do not. Formal networks (‘The X Network’) have organisational structures, ﬁxed membership, regular meetings, by-laws, mission statements and strategic plans, and set means of internal communication.
Prior ties’ and ‘network capital’ are thought to matter even more in authoritarian and communist regimes, where people rely on networks for transactions (such as access to power holders or acquisition of restricted goods) that would otherwise be structured through markets or state institutions (Osa 2003: 78–9, Vala and O’Brien 2008: 109). Dense yet informal, network ties extend beyond instrumental linkages to include shared meanings, stories and identities (Keck and Sikkink 1998: 3, Diani and McAdam 2003: 5, 23).
Civil Society Networks in China and Vietnam: Informal Pathbreakers in Health and the Environment by A. Wells-Dang