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The Context for Community Participation in China

ByJohn G Taylor

This chapter, which aims to examine in greater detail the context for emerging participation in contemporary China, will focus on the impact of a number of social and political processes accompanying the post-1978 reforms. These processes have had a marked effect on the forms of participation evidenced in recent years. To examine the possibilities for the future development of participation, we need to understand clearly both these processes and their origins.