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Sociology of Development (2023) 9 (3): 263–284.
Published: 28 August 2023
...Shumeng Li Drawing on the frameworks of moral economy and relational sociology, this article examines how small farmers have developed different dispositions toward risk calculation during the market transition in China. Using interview data and ethnographic observation from a village in northeast...
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Sociology of Development (2023) 9 (2): 195–216.
Published: 01 June 2023
... rigidity to constrained flexibility, and from direct coercion to cultivating compliance. Together, they comprise a phenomenon we might call authoritarian elaboration, departing from the rigidity and simplification Scott describes. I review evidence from a variety of environmental projects in China...
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Sociology of Development (2022) 8 (4): 419–449.
Published: 29 August 2022
... workplaces. By analyzing a nationally representative sample of China’s private companies, this study examines how women’s representation, not only in sheer numbers but also in certain powerful positions (e.g., owners or shareholders), affects women’s leadership potential. Despite evidence of positive trends...
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Sociology of Development (2021) 7 (4): 441–468.
Published: 11 November 2021
...Anthony Roberts; Luoman Bao The growth of wage inequality during a period of rapid economic development and reform in China raises questions about the nature of economic stratification in contemporary Chinese society. The most prominent explanation is that the transition to a market economy...
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Sociology of Development (2021) 7 (3): 314–336.
Published: 18 June 2021
...Amy A. Quark How does a standard-setting body based in the United States influence domestic regulatory contests in rising powers like China and India? And why might it be more successful in imposing its norms in one country or another? This paper answers these questions through a comparative...
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Sociology of Development (2020) 6 (2): 194–221.
Published: 01 June 2020
... in the nineteenth century giving way to a U.S.- and oil-dominated twentieth century, is marred by teleological assumptions. The key assumption that a complete energy “transition” will occur leads some to conceive of a renewable-energy-dominated twenty-first century led by China. After critiquing the teleological...
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Sociology of Development (2020) 6 (1): 66–90.
Published: 01 March 2020
... network and explore the progress of and challenges to the diffusion of EVs in China. It complements a systems of innovation approach with the theory of institutional legitimacy, and discusses the regulative, normative, and cultural-cognitive types of legitimacy for different EV-related actors in China. We...
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Sociology of Development (2019) 5 (2): 174–197.
Published: 01 June 2019
...Robert Wyrod Since the turn of the millennium, the landscape of development in Africa has undergone a dramatic shift. China has significantly expanded its foreign aid and investment in the region, decentering the West as Africa's main development partner. What is largely missing from China-Africa...
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Sociology of Development (2019) 5 (2): 147–173.
Published: 01 June 2019
.... With the local developmental state of Dongguan, China, as an example, we see how the global economy's search of low-cost labor and the national government's encouragement of decentralized local growth since the 1980s created a successful, autonomous local state that was benignly embedded in a network of foreign...
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Sociology of Development (2017) 3 (3): 212–231.
Published: 01 September 2017
... uses the case of legal services professionals in China to outline an ecological theory of professions and development. It argues that, in the Global South, professions and development are overlapping ecologies that share some common actors and transform by similar social processes. Professionals occupy...
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Sociology of Development (2017) 3 (3): 295–322.
Published: 01 September 2017
...Lei Jin Tools meant to standardize and rationalize clinical practice have been widely used in healthcare institutions. One tool in particular, clinical pathways, has been a key component of the recent public hospital reform in China. Clinical pathways regulate how the core activities of the medical...
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Sociology of Development (2016) 2 (3): 293–321.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Junmin Wang China's new capitalists, who have arisen from the booming private sector in the postcommunist era, are widely regarded as supporters of China's authoritarian political regime—the oft-cited “red capitalists.” Challenging the common view on the close connections between private...