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Author Hillman, Ben,
Title Power and patronage : local state networks and party-state resilience in China / Ben Hillman.
Imprint Stanford, California : Stanford University Press, 2014.

Subject Local government -- China, Southwest.
Villages -- China, Southwest.
Social networks -- China, Southwest.
Patronage, Political -- China, Southwest.
China, Southwest -- Politics and government.
China, Southwest -- Rural conditions.
Description 1 online resource
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Village politics and social organization -- The dynamics of village/township relations -- Political competition in two townships : elections, violence and rural social networks -- The power center of the local state : the county and prefecture governments -- Political competition over state-funded programs -- Political competition over local resources.
Summary Power and Patronage examines the unwritten rules and inner workings of contemporary China's local politics and government. It exposes how these rules have helped to keep the one-Party state together during decades of tumultuous political, social, and economic change. While many observers of Chinese politics have recognized the importance of informal institutions, this book explains how informal local groups actually operate, paying special attention to the role of patronage networks in political decision-making, political competition, and official corruption. While patronage.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780804791618 (electronic bk.)
0804791619 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 878078565
Additional Format Print version: Hillman, Ben. Power and patronage 9780804789363 (DLC) 2013041563 (OCoLC)862066431