The politically engaged society, the state, policy, comparison Gordon White's contributions to China studies

Title:
The politically engaged society, the state, policy, comparison Gordon White's contributions to China studies
Authors:
Blecher, Marc J.
Abstract:
Gordon White's contributions to the study of China fall under at least four major rubrics. Most important was his analysis of political engagement by a breathtaking range of social classes and groups in both the Maoist and Dengist periods. Second, he appreciated the role of the state analytically in shaping society's political engagement, and normatively because he thought it had essential social and economic responsibilities. Third, he hoped to influence policy indirectly, by providing cautionaries for policy-makers and by writing for and collaborating with social scientists in other countries, especially China. Fourth, he placed China squarely in comparative contexts, first of revolutionary socialist states, and then of East Asian developmental states.
Citation:
Blecher, Marc. J. 1999. "The Politically Engaged Society, the State, Policy, Comparison Gordon White's Contributions to China Studies." IDS Bulletin: Politics in Development: Essays in Honour of Gordon White 30(4): 1-9.
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
DATE ISSUED:
1999-10
Department:
Politics; East Asian Studies
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1111/j.1759-5436.1999.mp30004001.x
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309767

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dc.contributor.authorBlecher, Marc J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:17:26Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:17:26Zen
dc.date.issued1999-10en
dc.identifier.citationBlecher, Marc. J. 1999. "The Politically Engaged Society, the State, Policy, Comparison Gordon White's Contributions to China Studies." IDS Bulletin: Politics in Development: Essays in Honour of Gordon White 30(4): 1-9.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0265-5012en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309767en
dc.description.abstractGordon White's contributions to the study of China fall under at least four major rubrics. Most important was his analysis of political engagement by a breathtaking range of social classes and groups in both the Maoist and Dengist periods. Second, he appreciated the role of the state analytically in shaping society's political engagement, and normatively because he thought it had essential social and economic responsibilities. Third, he hoped to influence policy indirectly, by providing cautionaries for policy-makers and by writing for and collaborating with social scientists in other countries, especially China. Fourth, he placed China squarely in comparative contexts, first of revolutionary socialist states, and then of East Asian developmental states.en_US
dc.publisherJohn Wiley & Sonsen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1759-5436.1999.mp30004001.xen
dc.subject.departmentPoliticsen_US
dc.subject.departmentEast Asian Studiesen_US
dc.titleThe politically engaged society, the state, policy, comparison Gordon White's contributions to China studiesen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalIDS Bulletinen_US
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