Recent Submissions

  • The Politically Engaged Society, the State, Policy, Comparison 

    Blecher, Marc (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries Gordon White's contributions to the study of China fall under at least four major rubrics. Most important was his analysis of political engagement by a breathtaking range of social classes and groups in both the ...
  • ‘Politics First’ 

    Benewick, Robert (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries This article looks at the early period of Gordon White's engagement with China and the party?state. Gordon and Marc Blecher examined the impact of the Cultural Revolution on the politics of a basic level technical ...
  • Gordon White and Development Studies 

    Robinson, Mark (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries This article has a threefold purpose. First, it highlights some aspects of Gordon White's contribution to development studies. Second, it outlines some of the more enduring concepts and approaches that Gordon ...
  • Managing Central?Local Relations During Socialist Marketisation 

    Takahara, Akio (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries In the early years of reform, the reduction of the party's power took place alongside decentralisation; since 1993, however, party leadership has been reinforced as part of the measures to strengthen central ...
  • The Politics of Accumulation in Small?town India 

    Basile, Elisabetta; Harriss-White, Barbara (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries Using the analytical framework of social structures of accumulation, the economic politics of local urban civil?social organisations and their impact on capital, class and the business economy is examined. ...
  • Constraints on Civil Society's Capacity to Curb Corruption 

    Jenkins, Rob; Goetz, Anne Marie (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries This article suggests reasons why it is particularly difficult for civil society to organise effectively to curb forms of corruption which disproportionately afflict the poor. We take issue with currently ...
  • Between Cant and Corporatism 

    Moore, Mick; Joshi, Anuradha (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries Aid and development agencies like to believe that they manage their development programmes in ways that empower the poor. This is rare in practice, even (or especially?) in the case of newly?fashionable programmes ...
  • Creating Wealth and Welfare 

    Cook, Sarah (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries This article examines the role of China's rural township and village governments in welfare provision. In it, I first describe the role of local officials in the promotion of collective and private enterprise, ...
  • The Entrepreneurial Children's Home 

    Goodman, Roger (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries This article is an exploration of how assumptions about how welfare should be provided can affect the conclusions one draws from studying the welfare system of another society, and how immersion in a welfare ...
  • East Asian Welfare States in Transition 

    Kwon, Huck?ju (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries After the spectacular economic crisis of late 1997, there has been a call for social welfare reform as well as economic restructuring in East Asia. Covering Japan, South Korea and Taiwan, this article first seeks ...
  • Globalisation, ‘Chinese Walls’ and Industrial Labour 

    Bowles, Paul; Dong, Xiao?yuan (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries This article analyses how globalisation — in particular China's integration into global trade and investment flows — has affected industrial labour. It is argued that globalisation has led to discernible pressures ...
  • Is Globalisation All it is Cracked Up to Be? 

    Kaplinsky, Raphael (Institute of Development Studies, 01/10/1999)
    Summaries Globalisation has been associated with growing inequality within and between nations and with rising impoverishment in both the industrialised and developing world. This article argues that there is a causal ...