• Mingrui ShenEmail author
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The recent national strategy of “rural revitalization” clearly demonstrates such central directives on rural issues. The state is regaining its leading role in rural governance by introducing package of state-led programs. To reach the research objectives, four questions are formulated in the study. (1) How does the process of intergovernmental politics evolve on rural program issues? (2) What is the mechanism behind the interplays between the state, private sector, and farmers in rural programs? (3) To what extent is the program-driven governance model a sustainable one? (4) Are there any new theoretical implications for rural revitalization, deriving from the state-led paradigm in China?


Rural program Rural planning Rural governance Rural revitalization Sustainability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Architecture and Urban PlanningNanjing UniversityNanjingChina

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