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Territorial competition in China and the West

Chien, Shiuh-Shen and Gordon, Ian R. (2008) Territorial competition in China and the West. Regional Studies, 42 (1). pp. 31-49. ISSN 0034-3404

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Identification Number: 10.1080/00343400701543249


In modern western societies, and most other economies to which it has spread, territorial economic competition is associated with a combination of competitive electoral politics and private land-ownership. In mainland China, however, a very strong form of this competition has emerged without either of these supports. In general, the development of such local collective action and its particular effects reflect an interaction between materially interested local agents and structural pressures. The difference in China is that these agents are principally local government leaders whose career prospects within a still centralized system depend upon performance in terms of economic criteria set from above

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Additional Information: © 2008 Taylor & Francis
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Spatial Economics Research Centre
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2008
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2021 01:41

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