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The political economy of rural development in China : reflections on current rural policy

Die politische Ökonomie ländlicher Entwicklung in China : Reflektionen über die gegenwärtige ländliche Politik
[working paper]

Christiansen, Flemming; Zhang, Heather Xiaoquan

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Corporate Editor Universität Duisburg-Essen Campus Duisburg, Institut für Ostasienwissenschaften IN-EAST
Abstract "The paper examines some of the main political economy dynamics of the policy initiatives on rural development that have been taken since 2003, and provides an overview of the main issues that they are addressing. The paper first outlines the major agrarian problems that have emerged over the recent decade and more, indicating their main political-economy causations, and then systematically analyses the prospects of the new policy initiatives to deal with them. Among the new policies the initiatives to reorganise the finance system through a reform of the roles of the county and a development of town and township governments to become points of delivery of public goods and social services are highlighted as particularly potent. Further importance is associated with reforms that strengthen the role of rural residents as citizens. The impact of the Chinese government's economic stimulus package in response to the ongoing global financial crisis is yet to become visible, but it is clear that the changes must be backed up with very substantial political and financial commitments." (author's abstract)
Keywords China; rural area; structural policy; city-country relationship; political economy; rural development; regional difference; developing country; Far East
Classification Area Development Planning, Regional Research; Special areas of Departmental Policy
Method descriptive study
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
City Duisburg
Page/Pages 20 p.
Series Duisburger Arbeitspapiere Ostasienwissenschaften, 81
ISSN 1865-858X
Status Published Version
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications
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