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The Advocacy Trap: Transnational Activism and State Power in China

Stephen Noakes


What does China’s rise mean for transnational civil society? What happens when global activist networks engage a powerful and norm-resistant new hegemon? This book combines detailed ethnographic research with cross-case comparisons to identify key factors underpinning variation in the results and processes of advocacy on a range of issues affecting both China and the world, including global warming, intellectual property rights, HIV/AIDS treatment, the use of capital punishment, suppression of the Falun Gong religious movement, and Tibetan independence. Built on an innovative blend of comparat ... More

Keywords: China, Political science, NGOs, Transnational advocacy, Activism, Legitimacy, Authoritarianism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9781526119476
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526119476.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Stephen Noakes, author
University of Auckland