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Unpublished Paper
China- Tibet Conflict
  • Allen Gnanam, University of Windsor

China- Tibet tensions are continually growing, as Tibetans are protesting for total independence from China, despite condemnation from their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, who is only seeking a sense of autonomy for Tibet (Sinder, 2008). As Tibetan protests are becoming violent and aggressive, the Dalai Lama has also threatened to resign as Tibet’s government in exile (Sinder, 2008), however, his rhetoric is not being exposed to the Tibetan people, due to government censorship in China. Therefore the Dalai Lama, an exiled institutional entrepreneur, has to find new methods that will enable his influential message, to be received by the Tibetan people. With that, the Neofunctionalist theory on institutional entrepreneurship, has to be modified to take advantage of globalization. This paper will discuss, (a) the key aspects of Neofunctionalism and functionalism, in light of censorship, (b) the struggle faced by institutional entrepreneurs, due to censorship, and (c) the new role of institutional entrepreneurs in a global village, as a means to counteract censorship.

  • Tibet,
  • Tibetan,
  • Dalai,
  • Lama,
  • neofunctionalism,
  • neofunctionalist,
  • theory,
  • institutional,
  • entrepreneurship,
  • globalization,
  • censorship,
  • counteract,
  • political,
  • Parsons,
  • AGIL,
  • status quo,
  • government,
  • tool,
  • goal attainment,
  • latency,
  • culture,
  • media,
  • manipulating,
  • communication,
  • transnational,
  • interconnected,
  • social change,
  • social movements,
  • movements,
  • social,
  • regulation,
  • regulate,
  • United Nations,
  • injustice,
  • autonomy
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Allen Gnanam. "China- Tibet Conflict" (2008)
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