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A pollution incident at a Qiaoxiang village in China: the role of migration in civic organization and political participation

Title
A pollution incident at a Qiaoxiang village in China: the role of migration in civic organization and political participation
Authors
Lin, ShengBax, Trent
Ewha Authors
Trent M. Bax
SCOPUS Author ID
Trent M. Baxscopus
Issue Date
2015
Journal Title
ETHNIC AND RACIAL STUDIES
ISSN
0141-9870JCR Link1466-4356JCR Link
Citation
vol. 38, no. 10, pp. 1741 - 1759
Keywords
overseas Chinese migrantscivic organizationpolitical participationQiaoxiangsocial remittancespollution
Publisher
ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Indexed
SSCI; SCOPUS WOS
Abstract
Through an analysis of a pollution-based incident at Refinery-G in an infamous Qiaoxiang town in Fujian, China, this paper analyses how transnational migrants participate in and influence the public management activities in their hometowns. This paper underscores four factors driving civic and political participation that emerged during the revelation, resistance, negotiation and settlement of this incident: (1) the role of the 'leisured' villager; (2) the role of overseas Chinese in caring for the developmental path of their hometown; (3) the role of independent civic organizations; and (4) the role of the news media in shaping public opinion. Qiaoxiang's civic participation is both more active and more effective. With the development and globalization of modern communication technology and low-cost and convenient communication and transportation systems, it is possible for overseas migrants to influence public management activities in their hometown through civic organization and political participation.
DOI
10.1080/01419870.2015.1015586
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