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positions (2014) 22 (4): 877–906.
Published: 01 November 2014
... of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to pursue profit. These popular materials invite the public to reconceptualize the relationship between individuals and society and in this sense constitute a significant cultural strategy for governing the population. Tracing the Chinese variations of the global logic...
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positions (2006) 14 (1): 37–66.
Published: 01 February 2006
...Jesook Song Duke University Press 2006 Family Breakdown and Invisible Homeless Women: Neoliberal Governance during the Asian Debt Crisis in South Korea, 1997 – 2001 Jesook Song This article examines the relationship between the South Korean welfare...
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positions (2010) 18 (2): 537–554.
Published: 01 May 2010
... to that of law. The emergence of this new form of power deployment works not only in collusion with the populist government's urgent desire to consolidate its legitimacy and power, but also in collaboration with expanding global governance through which Taiwan's nation-state status bid hopes to find a promising...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 669–692.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Hun Kim As the references of the world-class city pivot from traditional centers of finance in the West to include an ascendant Asia, cities dependent on foreign investment must modulate their governance to capture these flows of capital and urban development expertise. This article examines how...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 567–589.
Published: 01 August 2009
... and raise children's “moral quality” are linked to changing forms and practices of state power. Duke University Press 2009 Governing China’s Children: Governmentality and “Education for Quality” T. E. Woronov On returning home one day in early 2000...
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positions (2001) 9 (1): 253–266.
Published: 01 February 2001
...Ralph A. Litzinger 2001 by Duke University Press 2001 Commentary Government from Below: The State, the Popular, and the Illusion of Autonomy Ralph A. Litzinger To write a history of the culture of the popular classes exclusively from inside those...
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positions (2017) 25 (4): 717–743.
Published: 01 November 2017
...Seunghan Paek This article explores community in contemporary South Korea's commercially saturated urban environments by investigating a recent government-run city improvement project in which the entanglement of institutional power and local commercial forces created a peculiar form of community...
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positions (2009) 17 (3): 591–616.
Published: 01 August 2009
...” ( hexie ) coexistence through new forms of community governance. By investigating the official discourse on community and harmony and the self-representation of middle-class community activists, I will argue that assumptions about middle-class suzhi are essential to three governmental objectives...
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positions (1996) 4 (2): 185–215.
Published: 01 May 1996
...Fred Y. L. Chiu Preamble In 1966, a year before riots broke out in Hong Kong protesting British colonial rule, an official government inquiry sought to explain the political behavior of the Hong Kong Chinese. According to the authors of the Report of the Working Party on Local Administration...
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positions (2022) 30 (3): 571–594.
Published: 01 August 2022
... new economic, social, and aesthetic forms; (2) that neglect in the PRC is marked by a historically informed temporality that presumes the state's continued interference; (3) that an expectation of neglect reifies the government as that which neglects. For years, Zhengzhou's urban villages were...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 379–401.
Published: 01 May 2012
...? Conversely, how might socialist continuities work in conjunction with neoliberalism to affirm its basic tenets? We argue for an understanding of transnational neoliberalism as a globally diverse set of technical practices, institutions, modes of power, and governing strategies informed by cultural...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 595–625.
Published: 01 May 2012
... of government shape one another in contemporary Vietnam. This focus, which considers the material consequences of different discursive positions, reveals a curious paradox. Namely, the dominant regulatory approaches in use today define the primary source of bureaucratic corruption and thus the forms...
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positions (2012) 20 (2): 629–656.
Published: 01 May 2012
.... In Vietnam, high rates of inflation in the 1980s led the government to implement reforms of the economy under the slogan Ðổi mới (Renovation). These reforms included anti-inflationary measures characteristic of neoliberal policies. By the early 1990s, inflation was reduced to the single digits. After...
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positions (2013) 21 (1): 11–49.
Published: 01 February 2013
... national community. As a way of dialoguing with and thereby enriching Euro-centric debates on the place of racialized culture in the study of empire, this paper will show how attention to colonial sensibilities figured centrally in the government-general's avowed goal to “assimilate” colonized Koreans...
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positions (2014) 22 (3): 661–689.
Published: 01 August 2014
... officials and the county government have attempted to crack down on what they claim are illegal buildings. Some households have already been moved, conflicts loom large, and the village Communist Party secretary has caused even more controversy by building himself a huge house, hoping for a large...
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positions (2015) 23 (4): 695–728.
Published: 01 November 2015
... by the “rule of law” inscribed by the US Counter Intelligence Corps (CIC). In order to undermine the Koreans' insistent claims to self-governance, the US Counter Intelligence Corps ultimately made “acts of language”—such as slander or rumors—punishable by death by the US military. According to the CIC...
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positions (2016) 24 (1): 129–154.
Published: 01 February 2016
...Leslie Wang Since the Chinese government first began allowing international adoption in 1992, over 130,000 children have migrated to a wide range of countries in the global North. Although most scholarly attention has focused on healthy female adoptees, in recent years a growing number of special...
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positions (2016) 24 (2): 343–368.
Published: 01 May 2016
..., the terrorist. As the war on terror bleeds into the war on piracy, the dual logics of segregation and immunization that shape all biopolitical paradigms of security increasingly inform reports brought out by government agencies and ostensibly independent think tanks. Securitizing the global population against...
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positions (2009) 17 (2): 261–287.
Published: 01 May 2009
... of the nativized Taiwanese subject of the recent decades under the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) government (1990s to 2008). I use psyche politics to refer to the discursive operations of molding, shaping, fashioning, policing, and governing of the interior essence of life. Through analyzing the discursive...
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positions (2010) 18 (1): 253–277.
Published: 01 February 2010
... as the answer to the second. This essay maintains, however, that local state actors played the central and effectively centralizing role in informatization ( xinxihua ) projects in Nanhai City, Guangdong province. Through local e-government projects and a series of policies regarding land use, financing...