Graduated Control and Beyond: The Evolving Government-NGO Relations
Despite recent policy changes, governmental monitoring and control of grassroots NGOs remain pervasive and effective to a large extent in China. The enforcement of control over NGOs is complicated by at least three layers of factors: First, multiple agencies are involved in NGO control without a centralised norm. Second, government-NGO interactions vary across cases and are deeply rooted in local political contexts. Last, but not least, since the NGO community at its origin is highly diverse, NGOs’ responses to various types of governmental control differ, which in turn triggers further complications. The main findings of this research are based on interviews with 60 NGO staff, as well as with civil affairs officials in Shanghai and Shenzhen from January 2011 to May 2012.
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Fengshi Wu and Kin-man Chan, « Graduated Control and Beyond: The Evolving Government-NGO Relations », China perspectives [Online], 2012/3 | 2012, Online since 01 October 2012, connection on 21 May 2013. URL : http://chinaperspectives.revues.org/5928Top of page
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