Mgr. Runya Qiaoan, BA

Doctoral thesis

David Speaks to Goliath: Civil Society Policy Advocacy in China

David Speaks to Goliath: Civil Society Policy Advocacy in China
Abstract:
Many assume that civil society in China is insignificant or almost non-existent. However, recent developments in Chinese civil society might challenge this conventional view. In the past decade, Chinese civil society groups have achieved significant success in their policy advocacy attempts, including policy and law changes on the national level. How can weak civil society groups have such a significant …more
Abstract:
cally, this study not only contributes to existing research on Chinese civil society with a new theoretical perspective, but it also contributes to current civil society research in general by elaborating the framing process in the policy advocacy of NGOs. Theoretically, the framework itself represents a theoretical innovation that enriches both the cultural pragmatic theory of social performance and …more
Abstract:
Many assume that civil society in China is insignificant or almost non-existent. However, recent developments in Chinese civil society might challenge this conventional view. In the past decade, Chinese civil society groups have achieved significant success in their policy advocacy attempts, including policy and law changes on the national level. How can weak civil society groups have such a significant …more
Abstract:
cally, this study not only contributes to existing research on Chinese civil society with a new theoretical perspective, but it also contributes to current civil society research in general by elaborating the framing process in the policy advocacy of NGOs. Theoretically, the framework itself represents a theoretical innovation that enriches both the cultural pragmatic theory of social performance and …more
 
 
Language used: English
Date on which the thesis was submitted / produced: 24. 4. 2018

Thesis defence

  • Date of defence: 12. 9. 2018
  • Supervisor: prof. Steven Saxonberg, Ph.D.
  • Reader: Dr. H. Christoph Steinhardt, DR Anthony J. Spires

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Masaryk University

Faculty of Social Studies

Doctoral programme / field:
Sociology (4-years) / Sociology (Eng.)