Towards effective mobilization of social participation: from an instrumental approach to a value-oriented approach in China
Yang, Yongjiao; Xu, Yan; Wilkinson, Mick
Dr Mick Wilkinson M.D.Wilkinson@hull.ac.uk
Lecturer in Modern Slavery, Criminology & Social Justice
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.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publisher||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 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|
|Keywords||Social participation; Mobilization; Policy development; Happiness; Migrants|
|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|
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