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The Evolution of the Land System in China: Politicized Law?

ISBN13: 9780854901432
Published: January 2015
Publisher: Wildy, Simmonds and Hill Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £65.00

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This study offers the reader an in-depth analysis of the role of law in China’s impressive post-Mao economic transformation, contextualizing the Chinese experience in law and development theory and its application to China.

The book makes a substantial contribution to discourses on the very important issue of the nature of the Chinese land system in the transformation from state-planning to the market. It is an on-going debate as to whether demarcated and secure property rights are essential for sustainable economic development.

In addition, land is an extremely important issue in China, especially in terms of the role of state and the manner in which the state is dealing with land ownership and other rights in times of change. The book examines the hybrid dynamic of Chinese land law, the multi-layered stakeholders involved, and the varied and divergent incentives for exploiting land.

The evolution of mainland China’s land system has been shaped by various political and social forces, and the book highlights key aspects of the nature of the law and how complicated the law in action can be in transitional socio-economic systems such as that of China. The book also offers an evaluation of western mainstream theories of property rights and their relevance for understanding the place of land rights in Chinese society.

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Chapter 1: The Institutional Evolution of Land;
Chapter 2: Land Laws and the Diverging Concerns of Central and Local Government;
Chapter 3: Predatory Local Governments;
Chapter 4: Resistance of the Weak;
Chapter 5: Implications: Will the Property Tax Work?

Appendix: Raw Data

Series: Law in East Asia

Manufactured Obscurity: The Postcolonial Erasure of Suzerainty and the Changing Legal Status of Tibet ISBN 9780854901692
Published September 2015
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The Revival of Private Property and Its Limits in Post-Mao China ISBN 9780854901333
Published January 2014
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Traditional Chinese Penal Law ISBN 9780854900930
Published August 2013
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China's Pre-Trial Justice: Criminal Justice, Human Rights and Legal Reforms in Contemporary China ISBN 9780854901036
Published January 2012
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Corporate Governance and Legal Reform in China ISBN 9780854900367
Published March 2009
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British Rule in China: Law and Justice in Weihaiwei 1898-1930 ISBN 9780854900268
Published August 2008
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China's Psychiatric Inquisition: Dissent, Psychiatry and the Law in Post-1949 China ISBN 9781898029854
Published October 2006
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Implementation of the WTO Agreements in China ISBN 9781898029793
Published October 2005
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