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Ming-Cheng Lo co-authors article published in Theory and Society

Typhoon Morakot, the deadliest typhoon in recorded history to strike Taiwan, caused catastrophic destruction in the summer of 2009. Amidst the wreckage of their villages, survivors faced the challenge of consolidating communal visions for reconstruction. The grassroots voices of Morakot’s survivors, however, were stifled by heavy-handed state agendas. Some villages succeeded in resisting top-down agendas, eventually consolidating their own visions, but most did not. How can we explain these differences? Our article addresses this question through a three-village comparison.

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