E-books: Book Series

Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

Series Editors:

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 politics and sociology of contemporary China. The series will engage with research that explores the intricacies of institutional interactions, and analysis of micro-level actors 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 utilizes China as a laboratory for confirming, modifying or rejecting existing mainstream theories in politics and sociology.


Routledge Research on the Politics and Sociology of China

Series Editor: Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta

Jennifer Y.J. Hsu, University of New South Wales

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 politics and sociology of contemporary China. The series will engage with research that explores the intricacies of institutional interactions, and analysis of micro-level actors 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 utilizes China as a laboratory for confirming, modifying or rejecting existing mainstream theories in politics and sociology. Potential meta-topics in this framework include (but not limited to):

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

Proposal Submission Procedures

Please forward your book proposal and CV to the Series Editors at: [email protected] and [email protected] in the first instance.