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THE RESISTANCE OF LAND-LOST FARMERS IN CHINA: 'INTERESTS-STRIVING' AND 'STRUGGLE BY ORDER'

Abstract
This paper discusses the nature of activities brought about by land-lost farmers whose collectively-owned land has been expropriated in China. Through a case study, it is argued that the ultimate purpose of land-lost farmers’ activities is mostly to improve their economic status, thus their responses to land expropriation are characterised as ‘interests-striving’ activities. Their activities are mainly based on a paradox combination of institutionalized and paternalist order and are much contingent under the macro policy of ‘maintaining stability’ (weiwen, 维稳), thus the most effective means of resources that they try to mobilise can be claimed as ‘struggle by order’.
Keywords
land-lost farmers; resistance; interests-striving; struggle by order

Author
Hongping LIAN
Assistant professor at the School of Management, Beijing Normal University, China. She received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Aberdeen, UK and specializes in political and legal sociology, social policy and administration. Her research focuses on rural land expropriation and compensation, the interaction between land-lost farmers and the local authorities in China. The author can be reached by e-mail at hplian@hotmail.com.

How to cite
Lian, H. (2012). THE RESISTANCE OF LAND-LOST FARMERS IN CHINA: 'INTERESTS-STRIVING' AND 'STRUGGLE BY ORDER' , Journal of Community Positive Practices, Nr. 3/2012, 478-499


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