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dc.contributor.authorChristiansen, Flemmingen_US
dc.contributor.authorZhang, Heather Xiaoquanen_US
dc.description.abstractThe 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.en_US
dc.publisherInst. für Ostasienwiss. Duisburgen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDuisburger Arbeitspapiere Ostasienwissenschaften 81/2009en_US
dc.subject.keywordrural policyen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolitical economyen_US
dc.subject.keywordrural-urban relationsen_US
dc.subject.stwLändliche Entwicklungsplanungen_US
dc.subject.stwPublic Choiceen_US
dc.subject.stwLändliche Entwicklungen_US
dc.titleThe political economy of rural development in China: reflections on current rural policyen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
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