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Civil Organization-Government Relationships: Functional Cooperation And Power Dilemmas

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This chapter focuses on the question of functional cooperation and power dilemmas in public work, and explores changes in and characteristics of the relationship between civil organizations and governments in China since the Reform and Opening. It summarizes the origins of the Reform and Opening and factors contributing to China's social transformations. The chapter observes two different paths along which China's civil organizations have tended to develop. It also summarizes the basic logic of the relationship between civil organizations and governments as well as unique characteristics in China. The chapter discusses cooperation in public services and public finance-based civil organization-government relationships. It describes public policy advocacy and civil organization participation in government decision-making. The chapter analyzes civil organization-government relationships from the perspective of citizens' powers.

Keywords: China; civil organization; functional cooperation; power dilemmas



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