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Varieties of Governance in ChinaMigration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages$
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Jie Lu

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780199378746

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378746.001.0001

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(p.181) Chapter 7 Conclusion
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Varieties of Governance in China
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Jie Lu

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378746.003.0007

This chapter provides a conclusion and comprises summarized findings. In addition, this chapter addresses a serious challenge that faces most students of institutions: Are institutions epiphenomenal? It argues that rural China’s experiences under the Chinese Communist Party regime confirm the significant influence of institutions on its governance which cannot be fully attributed to the institutions simply transmitting the impact of structural conditions. This chapter also provides suggestions on how to adequately contextualize our understanding of institutional change and its consequences. Particularly, it emphasizes the necessity of establishing a comprehensive framework to examine the possible dynamics among different types of institutions and moving beyond the institutional environment by bringing in the pertinent social environment. This chapter further discusses the broader implications of this research for the literature on formal and informal institutions, institutional change, local governance, and social capital.

Keywords:   decentralized governance, rural China, informal and formal institutions, institutional change, institutional environment, social environment, local governance, social capital

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