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State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People ed. by Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh (review)

State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People ed. by Jonathan... Reviews 395 other, even contrary, perspectives. As noted above, this reviewer has a vision of the sociological nature of both power and the state that diverges fundamentally from that which informs Sapio’s narrative. Nevertheless, I found this book immensely insightful and rewarding. It is a must-read for anyone seeking a fuller understand- ing of the details and nuances of China’s particular system of criminal justice, be one Agambenian or otherwise. Michael W. Dowdle Michael W. Dowdle is an assistant professor in the law school of the National University of Singapore. Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh, editors. State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People. New York: Routledge, 2009. xiv, 196 pp. Hardcover $130.00, isbn 978-0-415-45224-3. In the first comprehensive survey of China’s nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and their role and activities in response to natural disasters, public health crises, and social service needs, Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh oer a p ff ro- vocative conceptualization about the relationship between the state and NGOs, and propose an alternative framework for understanding the emerging civil society in China. Grounded on a series of empirical and/or case studies, their work indicates that state-NGO relationships have assumed different forms http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png China Review International University of Hawai'I Press

State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People ed. by Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh (review)

China Review International , Volume 18 (3) – Oct 1, 2013

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Reviews 395 other, even contrary, perspectives. As noted above, this reviewer has a vision of the sociological nature of both power and the state that diverges fundamentally from that which informs Sapio’s narrative. Nevertheless, I found this book immensely insightful and rewarding. It is a must-read for anyone seeking a fuller understand- ing of the details and nuances of China’s particular system of criminal justice, be one Agambenian or otherwise. Michael W. Dowdle Michael W. Dowdle is an assistant professor in the law school of the National University of Singapore. Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh, editors. State and Society Responses to Social Welfare Needs in China: Serving the People. New York: Routledge, 2009. xiv, 196 pp. Hardcover $130.00, isbn 978-0-415-45224-3. In the first comprehensive survey of China’s nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) and their role and activities in response to natural disasters, public health crises, and social service needs, Jonathan Schwartz and Shawn Shieh oer a p ff ro- vocative conceptualization about the relationship between the state and NGOs, and propose an alternative framework for understanding the emerging civil society in China. Grounded on a series of empirical and/or case studies, their work indicates that state-NGO relationships have assumed different forms

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China Review InternationalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 1, 2013

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