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The 1st accomplished advent to the concept of Elisée Reclus, the good anarchist geographer and political theorist, Anarchy, Geography, Modernity provides his groundbreaking critique of all sorts of domination: not just capitalism, the nation, and authoritarian faith, but additionally patriarchy, racism, technological domination, and the domination of nature. not just an anarchist, but in addition a thorough feminist, antiracist, ecologist, animal rights recommend, cultural radical, nudist, and vegetarian, Reclus’ principles are provided either via precise exposition and research and in wide translations of key texts, such a lot showing in English for the 1st time. The paintings elucidates Reclus’ maximum success, a sweeping ancient and theoretical synthesis recounting the tale of the earth and humanity as an epochal fight among freedom and domination, and his the most important insights at the interrelation among own and small-group transformation, broader cultural swap, and large-scale social association also are explored.

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Proport ion* No. Growth No. 1 NA NA NA Source: Law Yearbook of China, 1990–98. Notes: *Proportion Number of social organizations disbanded / Number of social organizations existing and those disbanded †Proportion Number of applications refused / Total number of applications 28 S O C I A L C A P I TA L A N D I N S T I T U T I O N A L C H A N G E Since economic reform began in 1979, the growth of social organizations has been dramatic in terms of both number and diversity. According to Minxin Pei (1998: 291–4), throughout the 1980s, the number of such organizations at the national level rose about sevenfold, increasing by an average of 48 per cent a year.

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Its influence and increase in circulation brought financial benefits, but also political risks. In early 1996, the magazine began to run into 36 S O C I A L C A P I TA L A N D I N S T I T U T I O N A L C H A N G E political difficulties as its influence extended beyond academic circles. It became a target of so-called “reading inspection teams” (shendu zhu), which under the auspices of the Party’s Department of Propaganda and the State Authority of News and Publications keep surveillance over the mass media in order to monitor any embryonic ideological or political threats to the regime.

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