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Local governments under pressure: The commodification of stability maintenance

Jérôme Doyon
Translated by Elizabet Laederich
p. 80-82


- Xu Kai and Li Wei’ao, “The stability maintaining machine,” Caijing, 6 June 2011.1
- Zhong Weijun, “The ‘zero-incident’ logic of local governments in maintaining stability: An analytical framework,” Zhejiang shehui kexue – Zhejiang social sciences, no. 9, September 2011.2
- Gao Jun, “The trap of maintaining stability and how to avoid it,” Lilun daokan, no. 11, 2011.3
- Xia Nan, “The alienation of weiwen,” Caijing, 12 October 2011.4- Zhang Qianfan, “The origin and disruption of the system for petitioning the higher authorities,” Tansuo yu zhengming – Exploration and free views, 10 May 2012.5

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1  Xu Kai and Li Wei’ao are journalists at Caijing.

2 Zhong Weijun is an associate professor at the School of Political Science and Public Management at the Zheijiang Institute of Technology.

3 Gao Jun is a professor at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Jiangsu Teachers University of Technology.

4 Xia Nan is a lawyer in the Beijing law firm, Hua Yi.

5  Zhang Qianfan is a professor at Peking University Law School.

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Jérôme Doyon, « Local governments under pressure: The commodification of stability maintenance », China Perspectives [Online], 2012/3 | 2012, Online since 01 October 2012, connection on 26 May 2017. URL :

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