Urbanization and Urban Governance in China: Issues, Challenges, and Development

Urbanization and Urban Governance in China: Issues, Challenges, and Development

by Lin Ye (Editor)

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This book explores the process of urbanization and the profound challenges to China’s urban governance. Economic productivity continues to rise, with increasingly uneven distribution of prosperity and accumulation of wealth. The emergence of individual autonomy including demands for more freedom and participation in the governing process has asked for a change of the traditional top-down control system. The vertical devolution between the central and local states and horizontal competition among local governments produced an uneasy political dynamics in Chinese cities. Many existing publications analyze the urban transformation in China but few focuses on the governance challenges. It is critical to investigate China’s urbanization, paying special attention to its challenges to urban governance. This edited volume fills this gap by organizing ten chapters of distinctive urban development and governance issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781137582072
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 11/30/2017
Series: Governing China in the 21st Century
Edition description: 1st ed. 2018
Pages: 271
Product dimensions: 5.83(w) x 8.27(h) x (d)

About the Author

Lin Ye is Associate Professor in the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University, China.

Table of Contents

Part I Regional Outlook and Urban Transformation

Chapter 1

The Changing Industrial Transformation in the Pearl River Delta: Issues, Challenges and Intergovernmental Coordination

Chapter 2

Emerging Urban-Regions in Central China: Case of Upper Yangtze River Delta

Chapter 3

The New Global Economy and New Direction of China’s Urbanization

Part II Urban Redevelopment, Housing Inequality and City Branding

Chapter 4

A Genealogy of Redevelopment in Chinese Cities

Chapter 5

Creativity and Inequality: The Dual Path of China’s Urban Development

Chapter 6

Urban Development and Branding Strategies for Emerging Global Cities in China

Chapter 7

Housing Challenges in Chinese Cities under Urbanization

Part III Urban Governance and Informal Dynamics in the New Age

Chapter 8<

Informality in Governing Mega Cities in China: The Example of Shenzhen

Chapter 9

Local Government Fragmentation and Fiscal Disparity across Chinese Cities

Chapter 10

The Modes of Government Response to Internet Political Participation for Policymaking in Chinese Cities

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