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Towards effective mobilization of social participation: from an instrumental approach to a value-oriented approach in China

Yang, Yongjiao; Xu, Yan; Wilkinson, Mick

Authors

Yongjiao Yang

Yan Xu

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Dr Mick Wilkinson M.D.Wilkinson@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Modern Slavery, Criminology & Social Justice



Abstract

State mobilization is crucial for promoting social participation in mainland China. Due to its historically weak roots, social participation’s limited popularity reflects the failure of China’s current instrumental mobilization approach which focuses on risk control, bureaucratism, and implementing top-down directives. As explained in this article, mobilization should be a value-oriented and inclusive process that emphasizes people’s happiness rather than achieving bureaucratic goals. This research contributes to the field of study by examining the key elements of value-oriented mobilization based on data from a national, large-scale survey conducted in mainland China. The implications for the development of policy for, and the part nonprofits can play in, social participation mobilization in China are also discussed.

Citation

Yang, Y., Xu, Y., & Wilkinson, M. (in press). Towards effective mobilization of social participation: from an instrumental approach to a value-oriented approach in China. Policy studies : the journal of the Policy Studies Institute, 1-20. https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2019.1667966

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Sep 2, 2019
Online Publication Date Sep 18, 2019
Deposit Date Sep 20, 2019
Publicly Available Date Nov 30, -0001
Journal Policy Studies
Print ISSN 0144-2872
Electronic ISSN 1470-1006
Publisher Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Pages 1-20
DOI https://doi.org/10.1080/01442872.2019.1667966
Keywords Social participation; Mobilization; Policy development; Happiness; Migrants
Public URL https://hull-repository.worktribe.com/output/2716077
Publisher URL https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/01442872.2019.1667966
Additional Information Peer Review Statement: The publishing and review policy for this title is described in its Aims & Scope.; Aim & Scope: http://www.tandfonline....ope&journalCode=cpos20; Received: 2018-09-27; Accepted: 2019-09-02; Published: 2019-09-18