Mathematical governance in the rural targeted poverty alleviation

WANG Yulei1

(1.Academic Research)

【Abstract】Mathematical governance in the rural areas is a typical application of technological governance in rural poverty alleviation and development in China. The information competency of the state can be well improved by the localization, systematization and localization of the statistics. Based on the extensive fieldwork, the author finds out that due to the long multilevel contracting production of the mathematical techniques, where the logic and motivations of the agents’ behaviors differ from each other, the reliability of statistics cannot be guaranteed. More importantly, the statistics are the outcome of the state information penetration and administrative intervention, rather than growing from the activities of the grassroots. Thus it is isolated from the local governance process and rural social life.

【Keywords】 targeted poverty alleviation; mathematical management; technical governance; mathematical governance in rural areas; mathematical isolation;


【Funds】 National Social Sciences Foundation of China Youth Project (15CSH015)

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CN: 11-1100/C

Vol 31, No. 06, Pages 119-142+244

November 2016


Article Outline


  • 1 Introduction: the governance information issue of a “giving country”
  • 2 Technical governance and national information competency
  • 3 Rural poverty alleviation development from the state to local areas
  • 4 Three dimensions of mathematical governance in rural areas
  • 5 The production system and problems of mathematical technology
  • 6 Mathematical isolation
  • 7 Conclusion and discussion
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