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Local Elite

Yuri Pines

in The Everlasting Empire: The Political Culture of Ancient China and Its Imperial Legacy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691134956
eISBN:
9781400842278
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691134956.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter focuses primarily on those members of local elites who were connected to the government apparatus. This core group of local elites had decisively shaped state-elite interactions ... More


Movement in Context: Thick Networks and Japanese Environmental Protest

Jeffrey Broadbent

in Social Movements and Networks: Relational Approaches to Collective Action

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199251780
eISBN:
9780191599057
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199251789.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Presents a case for a network version of the concept of political opportunity structure, focusing on environmental movement activity in eight communities in Japan. Embeddedness in specific networks ... More


Pathways to Failure: Tajikistan and Uzbekistan

Lawrence P. Markowitz

in State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451874
eISBN:
9780801469466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451874.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter describes the transformations of state security apparatuses in Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. It examines how the Soviet Union's collapse set in motion the cooptation and competition of ... More


Blindness: A Feudal Past Without a Modern Future

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses how the western European consuls misunderstood the character of the imperial state society. It shows that, as a result of this misunderstanding, the consuls mistakenly declared ... More


Tajikistan’s Fractious State

Lawrence P. Markowitz

in State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451874
eISBN:
9780801469466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451874.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter pursues a microcomparative study of the makeup of state security apparatuses in two regions across Tajikistan. These regions—Khatlon Province and Rasht Valley—exemplify how resource ... More


The Price of Access: Contracts and Corruption

Alexander Cooley

in Great Games, Local Rules: The New Great Power Contest in Central Asia

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199929825
eISBN:
9780199950485
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199929825.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Chapter 8 examines the deteriorating levels of corruption in Central Asia and explores how outside actors have contributed to some of these practices. The chapter overviews alleged corruption ... More


Imagining Minorities as Nations in the 1920s

Vera Tolz

in Russia's Own Orient: The Politics of Identity and Oriental Studies in the Late Imperial and Early Soviet Periods

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199594443
eISBN:
9780191725067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199594443.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Looks at patterns of nation-building in Siberia, Transcaucasia, and Central Asia in the first decade of Bolshevik rule. The chapter demonstrates that the Revolution propelled to the top political ... More


Social Functions

Lawrence Stone and Jeanne C. Fawtier Stone

in An Open Elite?: England 1540-1880

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206071
eISBN:
9780191676963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206071.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter discusses that from the sixteenth to the late nineteenth centuries, ownership of a country seat, from whose ranks the ruling class was drawn, was an essential qualification for ... More


Genocide of Christians, 1915–16

Uğur Ümit Üngör

in The Making of Modern Turkey: Nation and State in Eastern Anatolia, 1913-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199603602
eISBN:
9780191729263
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199603602.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter closely examines the Armenian genocide in Diyarbekir province. It traces the genocidal tendencies of the Young Turks to the crisis of 1914 and their entry in the war; it describes the ... More


Amnesia: Clan-Society and Nation-State

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter discusses the author's arrival in the Turkish district of Of, where he conducted the first part of his fieldwork during the 1960s, revealing that two major families in the district have ... More


Weak and Failed States in Comparative Perspective

Lawrence P. Markowitz

in State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451874
eISBN:
9780801469466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451874.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This chapter extends the study to the population of approximately forty weak states whose economies are defined by low capital mobility. It illustrates the impacts of resources, patronage, and local ... More


Poppies, Patriotism, and the Public Sphere: Nationalism and State Leadership in the Anti-Opium Crusade in Fujian, 1906–1916

Joyce A. Madancy

in Opium Regimes: China, Britain, and Japan, 1839-1952

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520220096
eISBN:
9780520924499
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520220096.003.0046
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter is concerned with the impact of the anti-opium campaign in Fujian. It discusses how provincial officials worked to win the cooperation of elites and co-opt them into their power ... More


Introduction

Lawrence P. Markowitz

in State Erosion: Unlootable Resources and Unruly Elites in Central Asia

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451874
eISBN:
9780801469466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451874.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Asian Politics

This introductory chapter advances a theory of state failure that explains the cohesion and fragmentation of security institutions as a consequence of resource rents, which critically influence how ... More


Prohibition: Social Relations and Official Islam

Michael E. Meeker

in A Nation of Empire: The Ottoman Legacy of Turkish Modernity

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520225268
eISBN:
9780520929128
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520225268.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Middle Eastern Cultural Anthropology

This chapter serves as the author's second account of his fieldwork in the district of Of. It introduces the term “hodja from Of,” which represents a stereotype for educated urbanites throughout the ... More


Rehearsing Revolution

Elizabeth J. Perry

in Anyuan: Mining China's Revolutionary Tradition

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780520271890
eISBN:
9780520954038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520271890.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

This chapter provides background on the history of the Anyuan coal mine and its surrounding area. It describes previous rebellions in the region, especially the Ping-Liu-Li Uprising of 1906, and ... More


Indigenous Citizens: Local Liberalism in Early National Oaxaca and Yucatan

Karen D. Caplan

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804757645
eISBN:
9780804772914
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804757645.001.0001
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This book challenges the commonly held assumption that early nineteenth-century Mexican state-building was a failure of liberalism. By comparing the experiences of two Mexican states, Oaxaca and ... More


Medium Elites and Church Clienteles: The Society of Rome’s Regions in the Eleventh and Twelfth Centuries

Chris Wickham

in Medieval Rome: Stability and Crisis of a City, 900-1150

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199684960
eISBN:
9780191765254
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199684960.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History, Political History

In this chapter the regions of Rome are analysed, in particular the three best-documented regions of the city, Trastevere, Pigna, and Colosseo. In each, the local elites are described in as much ... More


Remembering Yi Sihang, a Local Elite of Significance

Sun Joo Kim

in Voice from the North: Resurrecting Regional Identity Through the Life and Work of Yi Sihang (1672–1736)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804783811
eISBN:
9780804786652
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804783811.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an in-depth description of Yi Sihang's personal life and familial networks. Through microscopic investigation of a variety of private documents and by tracking down trivial ... More


From Pre-Makkabaean Judaea to Hekatomnid Karia and Back Again

Boris Chrubasik

in Hellenism and the Local Communities of the Eastern Mediterranean: 400 BCE-250 CE

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780198805663
eISBN:
9780191843617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198805663.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter analyses the adaptation of Greek cultural and political practices in two distinct environments: fourth-century Karia and second-century Judaea. Both regions see a marked political ... More


Village Contestations

Kate Merkel-Hess

in The Rural Modern: Reconstructing the Self and State in Republican China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226383279
eISBN:
9780226383309
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226383309.003.0005
Subject:
History, Asian History

The ultimate goal of rural reconstruction was rural self-governance. As the Nationalist government attempted to implement Sun Yat-sen’s ideas of “self-governance,” rural reconstruction’s combined ... More


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