Jude Howell is a Professor of International Development at the London School of Economics (LSE). She is principal investigator of an Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) research project on ‘The Politics of Services Contracting to NGOs in China’. She was previously director of the ESRC Programme on Non-Governmental Public Action and former director of the Centre for Civil Society at LSE. She has written extensively on issues relating to labour, civil society, gender, and governance in China.
When China hosted the 1995 United Nations Fourth World Summit on Women, who would have thought it would be a catalytic event in the growth of nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) in China? This meeting of UN representatives from all over the world and activists attending the shadow NGO conference held in Huairou County, Beijing, unleashed a […]