Monday, March 21, 2016

Dr. Timothy Hildebrandt's Summer Course in Beijing on NGOs

 Timothy Hildebrandt, professor at the London School of Economics and author of Social Organizations and the Authoritarian State in China (Cambridge University Press, 2013), will be offering this summer school course for the second year in a row. It will be a great opportunity to learn from one of the leading authorities on civil society in China. Check out the course link below and spread the word!

Course Title: "From NGOs to Social Enterprises: Chinese Social Organisations in Local and Global Governance"

Course Location and Time: Beijing University, August 8-19, 2016.

Course Description:

This course explores the unique context within which NGOs and other social organisations have emerged in China, revealing how they have been able to often coexist with the government. This course does not examine Chinese social organisations in isolation but rather places them in both an historical and comparative context, highlighting the difference in character, activity, and effect of NGOs in China from the rest of the world. In doing so, this course will familiarize students with relevant theories and literatures from a wide variety of fields, including international relations, comparative politics, sociology, and management. Important conceptual issues pertinent to the study of NGOs and social enterprises include: development and management of NGOs, role of transnational activism, views and practices of volunteerism, philanthropy and funding, and the effect of NGOs and civil society on Chinese society and politics.It will also highlight the new role of Chinese NGOs going outside domestic borders to do international work of their own. Throughout the course, empirical cases of NGOs will be discussed, including organisations working in the areas of public health, poverty alleviation, labour rights, environmental protection, and education.

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Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Hildebrandt for further information:

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