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Politics and Policy in China's Social Assistance ReformProviding for the Poor?$
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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

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Introduction

Introduction

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

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Edinburgh University Press
DOI:10.3366/edinburgh/9781474420112.003.0001

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

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