Yuxin Lan - Top-down Cultivation of Civil Society Organizations in a Strong-Government Context? A Community-Level Case from China
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Transnational NGO Initiative presents: Yuxin Lan on Top-down Cultivation of Civil Society Organizations in a Strong-Government Context? A Community-Level Case from China
Yuxin Lan, Assistant Professor, School of Public Policy & Management, Tsinghua University, China; Visiting Scholar, Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs; Maxwell School of Syracuse University
A “Practical Paradox”: can civil society be cultivated by governments in a top-down way, especially in a country with a strong-government context like China? Based on a local case of the “Lehe Family Land Program” in western China which is focused on cultivating self-help organizations in rural communities, this talk will analyze dilemma confronted by local governments.
Yuxin Lan is an assistant professor at the School of Public Policy & Management at Tsinghua University, China, where he works in the NGO Research Center, one of the earliest and most prestigious institutes on third sector research in China. He is also an editorial member of the journal China Non-profit Review. His research on the Chinese third sector covers the theory and practice of civil society organization cultivation, state-society collaboration, philanthropy and social innovations.
Open to the public. For more information contact Marc Albert 315.443.9248
Sponsored by the Transnational NGO Initiative at the Moynihan Institute of Global Affairs
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