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Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences, 2022, 5(5); doi: 10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050504.

State and society: reconstructing the model of state-society relations in a power&ability perspective


Huang Hongkai, Lu yuan

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Huang Hongkai

School of Politics and Public Administration, SWUPL, Chongqing, China


The traditional perspective of analyzing the state-society relationship based on the strength and weakness of power is lagging behind the real political needs in the era of technological transformation, so it is urgent to find a new analytical path to rediscover and construct a new model of state-society relationship in order to improve the level of state governance and realize the smooth operation of social order. From the perspective of the dichotomy of power and ability between the state and society, this paper analyzes the differences in the power and ability of the state and society in different political systems and constructs a model of service absorption administration with strong empowerment as a characteristic, which provides a new analytical framework for understanding the relationship between the state and society in modern state governance.


State-society relations; Service-absorbing administration; Grassroots governance; Power dichotomy

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Huang Hongkai, Lu yuan. State and society: reconstructing the model of state-society relations in a power&ability perspective. Academic Journal of Humanities & Social Sciences (2022) Vol. 5, Issue 5: 18-24. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJHSS.2022.050504.


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