Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

Series Editor: Reza Hasmath

The modern Chinese state has traditionally affected every major aspect of the domestic society. With the growing liberalization of the economy, coupled with an increasing complexity of social issues, there is a belief that the state is retreating from an array of social problems from health to the environment. Yet, as we survey China’s social and political landscape today we see not only is the central state playing an active role in managing social problems, but state actors at the local level are emerging in partnerships with relatively new actors such as social organizations and private enterprises.

The Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China series is interested in examining the sociology and politics of this ‘new’ China. The series will engage with contemporary research that explores the intricacies of institutional interactions, and analysis of micro-level actors such as migrant workers, ethnic minorities, and women, who are shaping China’s future. The book series seeks to promote a discourse and analysis that views state and society as contested spaces for power, authority, and legitimacy. As a guiding principle, the series is notably interested in books that use China as a laboratory for confirming, modifying or rejecting existing mainstream theories in sociology and politics.


Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

Series Editor: Reza Hasmath

 

Overview and Rationale

The modern Chinese state has traditionally affected every major aspect of the domestic society. With the growing liberalization of the economy, coupled with an increasing complexity of social issues, there is a belief that the state is retreating from an array of social problems from health to the environment. Yet, as we survey China’s social and political landscape today we see not only is the central state playing an active role in managing social problems, but state actors at the local level, and non-state actors such as social organizations and private enterprises are emerging.

Coiled in this environment, this book series is interested in examining the sociology and politics of this ‘new’ China. The series will engage with contemporary research that explores the intricacies of institutional interactions, and analysis of micro-level actors (e.g. migrant workers, ethnic minorities, women) who are shaping China’s future.

The book series seeks to promote a discourse and analysis that views state and society as contested spaces for power, authority, and legitimacy. As a guiding principle, the series is notably interested in books that use China as a laboratory for confirming, modifying or rejecting existing mainstream theories in sociology and politics. Potential meta-topics in this framework include:

Aging and the Life Course Labour and Labour Movements

Collective Behavior and Social Movements Migration and Citizenship

Community and Urban Sociology Political Communication

Comparative Politics Political Economy

Consumers and Consumption Political Psychology

Crime, Law, and Deviance Political Sociology

Economic Sociology Public Administration and Policy

Education Public Opinion

Environment Religion

Ethnicity, Gender, and Class Science and Technology

Foreign Policy Urban Politics

Health Politics Work and Organizations

Inequality, Poverty and Mobility Youth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Series Advisory Board

Jack Barbalet (HK Baptist) Jennifer Hsu (Alberta)

Kerry Brown (Sydney) John Knight (Oxford)

Deborah Davis (Yale) Ching Kwan Lee (UCLA)

Sarah Eaton (Oxford) Jim Leibold (La Trobe)

Bingzhong Gao (Peking) Kun-Chin Lin (Cambridge)

Karl Gerth (UCSD) Ding Sai (CASS)

Thomas B. Gold (Berkeley) Patricia Thornton (Oxford)

Bjorn Gustafsson (Gotenburg) Jessica Teets (Middlebury)

Emily Hannum (Pennsylvania) David Wank (Sophia)

Timothy Hildebrandt (LSE) Joseph Wong (Toronto)

Ben Hillman (ANU) Biao Xiang (Oxford)

Gordon Houlden (Alberta) Dali Yang (Chicago)

Carolyn Hsu (Colgate) Yunxiang Yang (UCLA)

Proposal Submission Procedures

Please forward your book proposal and CV to the Series Editor at: rhasmath [at] gmail.com in the first instance.