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Non-Governmental Public Action

Civil Society Networks in China and Vietnam

Informal Pathbreakers in Health and the Environment

Authors: Wells-Dang, A.

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This book brings a fresh, original approach to understand social action in China and Vietnam through the conceptual lens of informal environmental and health networks. It shows how citizens in non-democratic states actively create informal pathways for advocacy and the development of functioning civil societies.

About the authors

ANDREW WELLS-DANG is an independent researcher based in Hoi An, Vietnam. He has
worked in China and Vietnam since 1993. He holds a PhD in Political Science from the
University of Birmingham, UK and an MA from Johns Hopkins University's School of
International Studies, USA. He is also an advisor to multiple advocacy networks.

Reviews

'What a marvelous contribution to scholarship! This empirically rich and theoretically informed book by Andrew Wells-Dang makes a powerful argument for the centrality of networks in contemporary Chinese and Vietnamese civil societies. The comparative analysis of China and Vietnam is a significant achievement in itself.' - Ben Kerkvliet, Emeritus Professor, The Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

'A key future of civil society advocacy is in networks, and Andrew Wells-Dang's pioneering book explains how the cutting-edge process of NGO networking is helping to improve livelihoods, rights, the environment and government policy in China and Vietnam. This important volume will help show the way as the study of civil society networks expands in the years ahead. With this volume, Andrew Wells-Dang has done what many scholars hope to do - make a significant contribution to both research and policy advocacy.' Mark Sidel, Doyle-Bascom Professor of Law and Public Affairs, University of Wisconsin, USA

'The author presents an unprecedented, unique perspective to compare civil society networks and NGO advocacy in China and Vietnam. Through empirical case studies in real life context, this book reveals the subtle and complex dynamics of civil society in both countries, challenging the traditional analytical framework of state versus society.' - Fu Tao, China Development Brief, Beijing, China

'Drawing on trail-blazing research in both Vietnam and China, Wells-Dang demonstrates that the ordinary citizens of these two nations can indeed mobilize in support of a cause, stepping in to advocate successfully where government has either abdicated or failed to respond. The difference is that these advocacy groups aren't adopting Western 'civil society' models, but instead relying on forms of organization and tactics appropriate to their own societies.' - David Brown, Asia Sentinel


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Dynamic Societies of China and Vietnam

    Wells-Dang, Andrew

    Pages 1-23

  • Redefining Civil Society: Networks and Advocacy

    Wells-Dang, Andrew

    Pages 24-60

  • The Bright Future Group of People with Disabilities

    Wells-Dang, Andrew

    Pages 61-84

  • The China Women’s Network against AIDS

    Wells-Dang, Andrew

    Pages 85-105

  • Preserving Hanoi’s Reunification Park

    Wells-Dang, Andrew

    Pages 106-135

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Hardcover $100.00
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Softcover $95.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-349-35101-5
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  • This title is currently reprinting. You can pre-order your copy now.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Civil Society Networks in China and Vietnam
Book Subtitle
Informal Pathbreakers in Health and the Environment
Authors
Series Title
Non-Governmental Public Action
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-38021-9
DOI
10.1057/9780230380219
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-38020-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-35101-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 234
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