The Resource The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei, (electronic resource)

The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei, (electronic resource)

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The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China
Title
The contentious public sphere
Title remainder
law, media, and authoritarian rule in China
Statement of responsibility
Ya-Wen Lei
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Language
eng
Summary
Since the mid-2000s, public opinion and debate in China have become increasingly common and consequential, despite the ongoing censorship of speech and regulation of civil society. How did this happen? In The Contentious Public Sphere, Ya-Wen Lei shows how the Chinese state drew on law, the media, and the Internet to further an authoritarian project of modernization, but in so doing, inadvertently created a nationwide public sphere in China-one the state must now endeavor to control. Lei examines the influence this unruly sphere has had on Chinese politics and the ways that the state has responded. Using interviews, newspaper articles, online texts, official documents, and national surveys, Lei shows that the development of the public sphere in China has provided an unprecedented forum for citizens to influence the public agenda, demand accountability from the government, and organize around the concepts of law and rights. She demonstrates how citizens came to understand themselves as legal subjects, how legal and media professionals began to collaborate in unexpected ways, and how existing conditions of political and economic fragmentation created unintended opportunities for political critique, particularly with the rise of the Internet. The emergence of this public sphere-and its uncertain future-is a pressing issue with important implications for the political prospects of the Chinese people. Investigating how individuals learn to use public discourse to influence politics, The Contentious Public Sphere offers new possibilities for thinking about the transformation of state-society relations
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Lei, Ya-Wen
Dewey number
320.951
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Princeton studies in contemporary China
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  • Electronic books
  • Mass media
  • Mass media policy
  • Mass media
  • Political participation
  • Law
  • Authoritarianism
  • China
Target audience
adult
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The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei, (electronic resource)
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online resource
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
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unknown
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1 online resource
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  • online
  • electronic
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9781400887941
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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13283478
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MWT13283478
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remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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The contentious public sphere : law, media, and authoritarian rule in China, Ya-Wen Lei, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781400887941
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
13283478
Publisher number
MWT13283478
Specific material designation
remote
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Mode of access: World Wide Web

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