Fighting Covid-19 in rural communities : coordinated mobilization and reconstruction of community order in a village in Northern China

Xuejun LIAN, Weiguo ZHANG, Yongfang JIA, Yidan ZHU

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Abstract

Taking a remote village in Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region as a case study, this paper discusses how coordinated mobilization constructed a temporary grassroots-level emergency order in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The study reveals that the temporary emergency order was established through a combination of state power, villagers’ understanding of the infection risks of the coronavirus, and village self-management traditions. It finds that party members, elites, and villagers made a coordinated effort to mobilize and fight Covid-19. The paper concludes the state can effectively mobilize loosely-knit rural communities to face major risks such as the Covid-19 pandemic.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages21
JournalJournal of Asian Public Policy
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 23 Nov 2021

Bibliographical note

This research was supported By Program for Young Talents of Science and Technology in Universities of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region [Young Talents of Science and Technology, Universities of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region NJYT-20-B23].

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Keywords

  • Covid-19
  • community prevention
  • emergency order
  • rural community

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