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Introduction: The Neighborhood Consensus

Luigi Tomba

in The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This introductory chapter sets out the book's purpose, which is to examine the everyday practices of power in Chinese neighborhoods. The book brings into the discussion such issues as housing ... More


Social Clustering: Neighborhoods and the Governing of Social Distinction

Luigi Tomba

in The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter addresses the social clustering and classification that accompanied the recent housing privatization, which resulted in significant flexibility in the governing strategies. It compares ... More


The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Luigi Tomba

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

Chinese residential communities are places of intense governing and an arena of active political engagement between state and society. This book investigates how the goals of a government ... More


Contained Contention: Interests, Places, Community, and the State

Luigi Tomba

in The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter investigates the rising incidence of social conflicts in new neighborhoods and the articulation of collective interests around property rights issues in middle-class residential ... More


Conclusion: Arenas of Contention and Accommodation

Luigi Tomba

in The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This concluding chapter begins by discussing the notion of consensus as a possible way to characterize state–society relations. In the context of China, consensus suggests that both resistance and ... More


Housing and Social Engineering

Luigi Tomba

in The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter introduces the social and cultural engineering behind the two decades-long project of housing privatization and its wide-ranging impact on the redefinition of urban social distinction ... More


A Contagious Civilization: Community, Exemplarism, and Suzhi

Luigi Tomba

in The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter investigates the practical and material consequences of the dominant discourse of a “civilized” middle class on China's urban governance, and addresses the significance of the newly ... More


Micro-Governing the Urban Crisis

Luigi Tomba

in The Government Next Door: Neighborhood Politics in Urban China

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801452826
eISBN:
9780801455209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801452826.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter focuses on the formal structures of administration and government (the resident committees and community committees, shequ weiyuanhui) in the city of Shenyang, where industrial decline ... More


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