Protest leadership in rural China

Lianjiang LI*, Kevin J. O'BRIEN

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Nearly every discussion of protest leadership begins with a statement that the topic remains woefully understudied.2 Whether it is because most social scientists shy away from “great man theories of history,” favor explanations that emphasize culture or structure over agency, or are put off by the idiosyncrasies of personality, examining the people who mobilize and plan collective action has largely been left to psychologists, journalists, and activists,3 rather than sociologists or political scientists.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationChinese Politics: State, Society and the Market
EditorsPeter GRIES, Stanley ROSEN
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages24
ISBN (Electronic)9780203856420
ISBN (Print)9780415564038
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jan 2010
Externally publishedYes


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