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Evolution of China’s Rural Governance and Rural–Urban Migration

Jie Lu

in Varieties of Governance in China: Migration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780199378746
eISBN:
9780199378760
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378746.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics, Comparative Politics

This chapter reviews the historical evolution of China’s (1) rural governance and its institutional foundations and (2) rural–urban migration since the late 1970s. This first part demonstrates how ... More


Decentralization and Accountability in Post-Socialist Cambodia and Vietnam

Garry Rodan and Caroline Hughes

in The Politics of Accountability in Southeast Asia: The Dominance of Moral Ideologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780198703532
eISBN:
9780191772641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198703532.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

International development actors such as the World Bank have enthusiastically endorsed decentralization as a way of boosting accountability and responsiveness, by unleashing local initiative and ... More


A Great Mission for the Race: Lessons and Experiences from California

Jessica B. Teisch

in Engineering Nature: Water, Development, and the Global Spread of American Environmental Expertise

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807834435
eISBN:
9781469603513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807878019_teisch.6
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter focuses on state engineer William Hammond Hall, who embodied a growing reliance on technology and rhetoric shared by many Californians. Indeed, California engineers' models of irrigation ... More


Becoming a Best Practice: Neoliberalism and the Curious Case of Participatory Budgeting

Gianpaolo Baiocchi and Ernesto Ganuza

in Democratizing Inequalities: Dilemmas of the New Public Participation

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479847273
eISBN:
9781479800223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479847273.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines how the concept of “participatory budgeting” has become a global phenomenon. It traces the genealogy of participatory budgeting, from its original formulation as a tool of ... More


The Wind from the North: Liberation in Italy

Gerd-Rainer Horn

in The Moment of Liberation in Western Europe: Power Struggles and Rebellions, 1943-1948

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199587919
eISBN:
9780191880001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199587919.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

No Western European country experienced liberation at such a slow pace as Italy. The Allied landing on Sicily occurred twenty months before the final liberation of Northern Italy in late April 1945. ... More


‘Who Is the Government? We Are the Government!’: Liberation at the Point of Production

Gerd-Rainer Horn

in The Moment of Liberation in Western Europe: Power Struggles and Rebellions, 1943-1948

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199587919
eISBN:
9780191880001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199587919.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Liberation Committees were most frequently local institutions of grassroots counterpower vis-à-vis traditional power brokers wishing to facilitate the smooth return to the status quo ante bellum or ... More


The Limits of Reformist Religion

Joshua Dubler and Vincent W. Lloyd

in Break Every Yoke: Religion, Justice, and the Abolition of Prisons

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190949150
eISBN:
9780190949181
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190949150.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religious Studies

How have American religious communities responded to the rapid growth of the prison? With ambivalence—as we show through case studies of Protestant responses. Protestant institutions consistently ... More


Rebellion in the South: Liberation in France

Gerd-Rainer Horn

in The Moment of Liberation in Western Europe: Power Struggles and Rebellions, 1943-1948

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780199587919
eISBN:
9780191880001
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199587919.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Cultural History

Much attention has been rightfully devoted to the invasion of Normandy on 6 June 1944 and—less so—the Allied landing on the Mediterranean coastline. This chapter focuses on the contribution by ... More


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