Studies in National and International Development


National and International Development

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Title:  The Growth and Development of Chinese NGOs Domestically and Abroad, and its Implications for International Development

Date: October 10, 2019
Venue: Mackintosh-Corry Hall, D214
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Speaker:  Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta

This talk looks at the strategies Chinese NGOs employ to survive and operate in an authoritarian institutional environment. What happens when Chinese NGOs that are born and socialized in such a domestic context, "go out" to other jurisdictions with similar or varying regime types? Finally, I will suggest that the internationalization of Chinese NGOs will foster a more pluralized global civil society. Ultimately, this will require us to rethink salient precepts and practices in international development. 



Reza Hasmath, University of Alberta

Reza Hasmath (Ph.D., Cambridge) is a Professor in Political Science at the University of Alberta. He was previously a faculty member at the Universities of Oxford, Melbourne, and Toronto. His award-winning research – supported by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada, and Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation – has recently appeared in Public Administration and Development, Journal of Social Policy, International Political Science Review, Voluntas, and Development Policy Review.