Publication Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

12-2016

Abstract

Zhang and Wu offer a detailed account of the innovative local policies in Chengdu, China, where a national land-use policy that has created widespread problems in other trial areas has been turned into a positive, transformative force in rural reconstruction. There are three key innovations in this so-called ‘Chengdu model’: First, leveraging on the most important resource in rural area, land, and through the commodification of land development rights, creating a financial source that can fund rural public services provision; second, transforming traditional rural residential patterns and concentrating the rural population in newly built residential communities; and, finally, using both market and hierarchical tools to both motivate and control grassroots governments and creating new institutions to facilitate public participation in services delivery.

Keywords

China, land use policy, rural areas, innovations, government services

Discipline

Agribusiness | Asian Studies | Rural Sociology | Sociology

Research Areas

Sociology

Publication

Public Service Innovations in China

Editor

Y. Jing, & S. P. Osborne

First Page

67

Last Page

91

ISBN

9789811017612

Identifier

10.1007/978-981-10-1762-9_4

Publisher

Springer

City or Country

Singapore

Copyright Owner and License

Authors

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-1762-9_4

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