Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Politics and Policy in China's Social Assistance ReformProviding for the Poor?$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Daniel R. Hammond

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781474420112

Published to Edinburgh Scholarship Online: May 2021

DOI: 10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420112.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM EDINBURGH SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.edinburgh.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Edinburgh University Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in ESO for personal use.date: 03 July 2022



(p.1) Introduction
Politics and Policy in China's Social Assistance Reform

Daniel R. Hammond

Edinburgh University Press

This chapter serves as an introduction for the reader. It will familiarise them with the topic of the Minimum Livelihood Guarantee (dibao) in China, the existing academic literature on the topic, the overall argument of the book, and a rundown of the structure of the book. It will set out the case that fragmented authoritarianism explains the development of dibao. Each of the three aspects of fragmented authoritarianism will be discussed, related to dibao, and linked to the relevant chapter.

Keywords:   Introduction, China, Minimum livelihood guarantee, Policy, Fragmented Authoritarianism, Dibao

Edinburgh Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.