Roots of the State: Neighborhood Organization and Social Networks in Beijing and Taipei

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Index
Italic page numbers indicate material in tables or figures.
abortions, 108
accountability, 272–275; of lizhang and liganshi, 98–105, 127–129; nature of, 22; of RC’s to street office, 94–98
activists (jiji fenzi), 168, 172; intentional alienation, 266; “liking to look after things,” 190–191; motivations of, 171– 172, 268; neighborhood patrols, 187– 194; radicalization by, 170; in RCs, 173–174; residential proximity of, 265
administered mass organizations (AMOs), 15–16, 251, 262, 302n21
administrative grassroots engagement (AGE), 139, 277–281; by administrative role and internal democracy, 32– 33; ambiguous value of, 132, 229; commonalities in countries with strong states, 37–38; common responsibilities of, 2, 63–66; comparative cases, 237–238; in Cuba, 250–256; defined, 3–4, 31; degree of independence in, 6– 7; and embeddedness, 271; and government accountability, 13; impact of, 20–21; importance of volunteers, 168; limitations of, 228; motivations for forming, 5; persistence of, 7, 31; status of, 32; in Taiwan and China, 54; usefulness to state, 20–21, 31–33, 36, 272
administrative roles, 32–33
age: and approval of neighborhood organizations, 143, 146; differences between younger/older RC staff, 155– 156, 263; needs of elderly residents, 212, 214, 216, 219, 232, 234; and participation in neighborhood activities, 177, 180; and pride in participation, 188
AGE (administrative grassroots engagement). See administrative grassroots engagement (AGE)
Aguirre, Benigno, 252–253
Alagappa, Muthiah, 273
alternative neighborhood venues, 269
AMOs (administered mass organizations). See administered mass organizations (AMOs)
Andong Li (Taipei), 27, 157–158
Anfeng neighborhood (Beijing), 26, 114, 184
antistatism, 260
Asian society and individualism, 273
associations (tuanti), 203
authority of neighborhood associations: Cuba, 253; dependency enhances, 209, 266–267; Indonesia, 244, 266; lizhang elections as basis of, 91, 99–100; principled particularism, 172–173; of RCs, 112–113, 215, 223, 227–228, 265; regarding government benefits, 121–123; rural, 51; symbols and trappings of, 1, 32, 97, 187–188, 231–232
Bai Zhengmin, 2–3; on Chiang Kai-shek period, 106; election campaigns of,

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