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Author O'Brien, Kevin J.

Title Rightful resistance in rural China / Kevin J. O'Brien, Lianjiang Li.

Published Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.

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 UniM Bail High Use  305.56330951 OBRI  OVERNIGHT LOAN  AVAILABLE
Physical description xvii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Series Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Cambridge studies in contentious politics.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-168) and index.
Contents 1. Rightful resistance -- 2. Opportunities and perceptions -- 3. Boundary-spanning claims -- 4. Tactical escalation -- 5. Outcomes -- 6. Implications for China -- App. A. Who leads rightful resistance?
Summary "How can the poor and weak "work" a political system to their advantage? Drawing mainly on interviews and surveys in rural China, Kevin O'Brien and Lianjiang Li show that popular action often hinges on locating and exploiting divisions within the state. Otherwise powerless people use the rhetoric and commitments of the central government to try to fight misconduct by local officials, open up clogged channels of participation, and push back the frontiers of the permissible. This "rightful resistance" has far-reaching implications for our understanding of contentious politics."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Li, Lianjiang.
Subject Peasants -- Political activity -- China.
China -- Rural conditions.
ISBN 0521861314 (hardback)
0521678528 (paperback)