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Urbanization and Urban Governance in China: Issues, Challenges, and Development
Published by Palgrave Macmillan
This book explores the process of urbanization and the profound challenges to China's urban governance. 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 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.
Part I Regional Outlook and Urban TransformationChapter 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 UrbanizationPart 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 7Housing Challenges in Chinese Cities under Urbanization Part III Urban Governance and Informal Dynamics in the New Age Chapter 8
Lin Ye is Associate Professor in the School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University, China.
Reviewer: Paul Doolan
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