Non-institutional Political Participation

A Case Study of Chinese Peasants During the Transformation Period

  • Jiangshan Fang

Part of the China Academic Library book series (CHINALIBR)

About this book


By examining social transformation and political participation theories, this book focuses on the core concept of non-institutional political participation, which is classified into two types: induced participation and imposed participation. This classification has changed the tradition of dichotomizing political participation as either legal or illegal and enriched the conceptualization of political participation. Based on an investigation of the characteristics of Chinese peasants and the relations between interests, authority and political participation, the book examines the changes in interest structures and modes of control in rural China during the transformation period, and proposes a political participation model built upon mutual benefits.​


Chinese Peasants Non-institutional Political Participation Political Participation Rural China Rural Interests Pattern Social Transformation

Authors and affiliations

  • Jiangshan Fang
    • 1
  1. 1.Chinese Association for Culture ConstructionBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Foreign Language Teaching and Research Publishing Co., Ltd and Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Political Science and International Studies
  • Print ISBN 978-981-10-0046-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0048-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2195-1853
  • Series Online ISSN 2195-1861
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