Presentation of Jingyun Dai, « The Advocacy Strategies of Environmental NGOs in China », December 1, 2016

The Tsinghua University Sino-French Research Centre and the Sociology Department of Tsinghua university are pleased to invite you to a presentation of Jingyun Dai (in English).

Jingyun Dai

With broad interests in political sociology and organizations, Jingyun Dai has been conducting research on non-governmental organization advocacy and the state-society relations in China. Originally from mainland China, she is now studying sociology at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

The Advocacy Strategies of Environmental NGOs in China

Contrary to their common image as service providers, Chinese grassroots environmental NGOs (ENGOs) are employing a variety of advocacy strategies in efforts to influence government. Based on in-depth interviews with ENGOs active in Guangdong, this research examines this recent turn to advocacy and considers its implications for the further development of Chinese civil society. Four advocacy strategies are identified: (1) using institutional channels to communicate with government; (2) nurturing an interactive relationship with government; (3) selecting ‘frames’ palatable to the state; and (4) mobilizing media to win social support. Taken as a whole, such practices suggest the ability of civil society to carve out more political space than the state would like to grant. While this increased policy engagement by ENGOs could lead to stronger state ‘governance’, we argue that it may instead open up new pathways for robust civic engagement.…

Conférences de Scott Wilson: « State Interests and the Settlement of Environmental and Public Health Lawsuits » 21 avril 2015 – « New Patterns of State and Citizen Engagement in Environmental Governance », 28 avril 2015

Scott Wilson
Professor of Political Science, Sewanee, The University of the South (United States)
« State Interests and the Settlement of Environmental and Public Health Lawsuits »
21 avril 2015

« New Patterns of State and Citizen Engagement in Environmental Governance »
28 avril 2015

Les deux conférences du professeur Scott Wilson, les 21 et 28 avril 2015 ont toutes deux concerné la participation de la société civile chinoise dans les affaires environnementales.

Lors du premier séminaire, Scott Wilson a montré comment la multiplication des procès concernant l’environnement a permis l’émergence d’une nouvelle forme de relation entre la société civile et l’État, aidée en cela par le Ministère de l’environnement. En effet, une part non négligeable des démarches juridiques a abouti à des procès mettant en cause des industries pollantes. Si ces procès ont pu se dérouler, c’est que le Ministère de l’environnement chinois, dans sa compétition avec les industries, a incité les organisations à porter plainte. Ce qui n’est pas le cas des démarches concernant les affaires de sang contaminé : l’Etat étant impliqué dans la diffusion du virus, les tribunaux n’ont jamais instruit les plaintes des ONG et des individus.

Lors de la deuxième conférence, Scott Wilson a établi les différences qui peuvent exister entre les organisations non-gouvernementales (ONG) et les « government organized non-governmental organization » (GONGO), qui sont créées par le gouvernement chinois afin de mieux contrôler le développement de la société civile.

Presentation of Pr. Ran Ran: « NIMBY in China: From the Perspective of Environmental Movement », March 6th 2015

The Sino-French research center of the University of Tsinghua is pleased to invite you to the following conference (in Chinese):

Pr. Ran Ran
Assistant Professor of Political Science
School of International Studies
Renmin University of China

« NIMBY in China: From the Perspective of Environmental Movement »

Friday, March 6th 2015, from 2PM to 4PM
Tsinghua University, Mingzhai Building, room 337

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