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The Partnership of Stability in Xinjiang: State-Society Interactions Following the ]uly 2009 Unrest

Cliff, Thomas

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Most analyses of central government policy in Xinjiang focus on "the Uyghur problem". This article demonstrates the coexistence of a significant "Han problem" in Xinjiang, and thereby throws a different light on relations between center and periphery in China. Central government reactions to the Ürümqi riots in July 2009 suggest that stability among the Han population of Xinjiang is the center's primary objective, and that this stability is seen to be facilitated by a particular style of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorCliff, Thomas
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-08T22:14:28Z
dc.identifier.issn1324-9347
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/30272
dc.description.abstractMost analyses of central government policy in Xinjiang focus on "the Uyghur problem". This article demonstrates the coexistence of a significant "Han problem" in Xinjiang, and thereby throws a different light on relations between center and periphery in China. Central government reactions to the Ürümqi riots in July 2009 suggest that stability among the Han population of Xinjiang is the center's primary objective, and that this stability is seen to be facilitated by a particular style of development. Furthermore, state-society interactions in the immediate aftermath of the 2009 riots show that Han in Xinjiang perceive themselves to possess collective-if limited and contingent-influence. This perception is the product of the mass frame through which, I argue, the Han mainstream view their relationship with the central government. I call this mass frame "the partnership of stability".
dc.publisherAustralian National University
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.sourceThe China Journal
dc.subjectKeywords: governance approach; government relations; policy making; social conflict; state role; state-local relations; China; Urumqi; Xinjiang Uygur
dc.titleThe Partnership of Stability in Xinjiang: State-Society Interactions Following the ]uly 2009 Unrest
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolumeJuly 2012
dc.date.issued2012
local.identifier.absfor160606 - Government and Politics of Asia and the Pacific
local.identifier.ariespublicationu5139959xPUB72
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationCliff, Thomas, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.bibliographicCitation.issue68
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage79
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage105
local.identifier.doi10.1086/666581
local.identifier.absseo949999 - Law, Politics and Community Services not elsewhere classified
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T11:34:50Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84866299553
local.identifier.thomsonID000300681400008
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
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