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Relationship between the Central Government and Local Governments of Contemporary China

Benefits

  • Based on an in-depth analysis of a large number of empirical and theoretical studies, from finance, tax system, etc.

  • Offers insights into the economic and social development of contemporary China

  • Presents the work of the highest-level scientific research institution in China

Book

Part of the Social Development Experiences in China book series (SODEEXCH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Feizhou Zhou, Mingzhi Tan
    Pages 17-36
  3. Feizhou Zhou, Mingzhi Tan
    Pages 37-55
  4. Feizhou Zhou, Mingzhi Tan
    Pages 57-79
  5. Feizhou Zhou, Mingzhi Tan
    Pages 81-104
  6. Feizhou Zhou, Mingzhi Tan
    Pages 105-130
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 141-144

About this book

Introduction

This book examines the connection between central-local government relations and the transition of contemporary China, the urbanization process and social development. Based on empirical investigations and theoretical research, it argues that this is the key to understanding the transition of central-local government relations from the overall fiscal rationing system in the 1980s and the tax distribution system in the 1990s. The former system provided the incentive for local government to “set up a number of enterprises” and resulted in rapid local industrialization, while the latter system enabled the local governments to move from “operating the enterprises” to “operating the land and cities”. The book analyzes two aspects of the profound impact of the change in central-local government relations on the behavior of local governments: land quota acquisition and urbanization, thus providing valuable insights into the economic and social development of contemporary China.

Keywords

Central and Local Governments Centralization and Decentralization Financial Contract System Tax Distribution System Land Finance Local Practice Land Management Increase and Decrease Land Policy Townization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Peking UniversityBeijingChina
  2. 2.Land Renovation CenterBeijingChina

About the authors

Zhou Feizhou, Sociological Professor of Peking University, primarily studies on the central-local government relation, behaviour of local government, and urbanization, with major works as Systematic Transition and Industrialization in Rural Area, Benefitting from Profit: Fiscal Relation and Behaviour of Local Government, and Reform of Land Systems and Change of Developing Modes, as well as theses issued in academic periodicals as China’s Social Science, Sociological Study and Society.

Tan Mingzhi, currently works with Land Renovation Center, Minister of Land and Resources, who graduates from Sociology Department of Peking University for postgraduate study and from Sociology Department of Zhejiang University for undergraduate study. He lays his research emphasis on land systems and issues in rural areas and takes several parts in the topic discussion organized by the Development Research Center of State Council and Sociology Department of Peking University.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Relationship between the Central Government and Local Governments of Contemporary China
  • Authors Feizhou Zhou
    Mingzhi Tan
  • Series Title Social Development Experiences in China
  • Series Abbreviated Title Social Development Experiences in China
  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-4388-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and China Social Sciences Press 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-4387-1
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-5125-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-4388-8
  • Series ISSN 2520-1557
  • Series E-ISSN 2520-1565
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages IX, 144
  • Number of Illustrations 14 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Sociology
    Social Theory
    Political Theory
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