The Nature of Popular Protest and the Employment of Repressive State Capacity in China
學年 107
學期 1
出版(發表)日期 2019-01-15
作品名稱 The Nature of Popular Protest and the Employment of Repressive State Capacity in China
著者 Shinn-Shyr Wang; Hsin-Hsien Wang; Wei-Feng Tzeng
著錄名稱、卷期、頁數 Issues & Studies 55(1), 1950004
摘要 While China’s economic reforms have produced undeniably positive outcomes, a rapid increase in popular protests has become most striking in recent years. As protests grow steadily in both scale and frequency, the government continues to tout social stability as the chief concern of China today. These mounting tensions reflect a direct clash of horns between the maintenance of stability and the public’s desire to exercise their rights, frequently culminating in acts of repression by the Chinese state in order to quell the unrest. This raises an important question: how can the relationship between repression and popular protest in China be characterized? More specifically, which precise circumstances of popular protest elicit the employment of China’s repressive state capacity? Taking into account both theoretical perspectives and empirical analysis, this paper attempts to elucidate the issue by first collating a large body of data to clarify the precise characteristics of popular protest, then undertaking quantitative analysis to identify which factors trigger the mobilization of China’s machinery of repression. Furthermore, this study identifies that in recent years, the use of state repression has risen in parallel with an increasing emphasis on the principle of “maintaining social stability” in China.
關鍵字 Popular protest;contentious politics;maintenance of stabilityrep;ression;violence
語言 en_US
ISSN 1013-2511;2529-802X
期刊性質 國內
國別 TWN
出版型式 ,紙本

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