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Reza HASMATH - The Growth and Development of Chinese NGOs Domestically and Abroad, and its Implications for International Development

This talk looks at the strategies Chinese NGOs employ to survive and operate in an authoritarian institutional environment. It thereafter asks: what happens when Chinese NGOs that are born and socialized in such a domestic context, are now “going out” to other jurisdictions with similar or varying regime types? Finally, the talk will suggest that the internationalization of Chinese NGOs will foster a more pluralized global civil society. Ultimately, this will require us to rethink salient precepts and practices in international development.

Reza Hasmath (Ph.D., Cambridge) is a Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta. He was previously a faculty member at the Universities of Oxford, Melbourne, and Toronto. His award-winning research – supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation – recently appear in Public Administration and Development, Journal of Social Policy, International Political Science Review, Voluntas, Development Policy Review, Journal of Civil Society, The China Quarterly, and the Journal of Contemporary China.

DATE: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

TIME: 17:00

LOCATION: SIN 1, at the Department for East Asian Studies/Chinese Studies,

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