14932 Research Seminar
SoSe 16: Institutional Perspectives on China's Urbanization
Additional information / Pre-requisites
This seminar is open for PhD students and MA students. Information on specific requirements will be discussed during the first session.
In the past decade, Chinese urbanization policy has evolved substantially. The new Chinese leadership under Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang envisages not only an increase of China’s urbanization rate but also the implementation of so-called “new-type urbanization”, which is supposed to correct some of the flaws in previous developments. In particular, urbanization in China has been accompanied by extensive land expropriations by local governments, even to the point of endangering social stability in some regions, environmental pollution and the discrimination of rural migrants in the cities. However, as we know from institutional theories, changing the rules of such complex processes as urbanization is not easy at all. In this research seminar, we will scrutinize the development of core institutions shaping urbanization in China, e.g., fiscal relations between the center and the localities, the land management system, property rights, household registration and public service provision. This will help us to understand the modes and mechanisms of urbanization in China, as well as the prospects for change. Furthermore, in doing so, we will utilize different institutional approaches and discuss their applicability. close
Ho, Peter (2005). Institutions in Transition. Land Ownership, Property Rights, and Social Conflict in China. Oxford, New York: Oxford University Press.
14 Class schedule
Tue, 2016-04-19 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-04-26 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-05-03 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-05-10 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-05-17 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-05-24 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-05-31 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-06-07 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-06-14 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-06-21 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-06-28 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-07-05 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-07-12 12:00 - 14:00 Tue, 2016-07-19 12:00 - 14:00