Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
The Great Urban TransformationPolitics of Land and Property in China$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

You-tien Hsing

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780199568048

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.oxfordscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2018. All Rights Reserved. Under the terms of the licence agreement, an individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use (for details see www.oxfordscholarship.com/page/privacy-policy).date: 20 November 2018

Township Governments as Brokers of Power and Property

Township Governments as Brokers of Power and Property

Chapter:
(p.155) Chapter 6 Township Governments as Brokers of Power and Property
Source:
The Great Urban Transformation
Author(s):

You‐tien Hsing (Contributor Webpage)

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199568048.003.0007

Chapter 6 moves to the third type of place examined in this book, the rural edge of the metropolitan region, where the influence of the metropolitan government gives way to low‐ranking township governments exercising informal power over rural land. Acting as power and property brokers between the state bureaucracy and peasants, township leaders try to avoid scrutiny from above while intensifying downward control over village land to develop illegal industrial, commercial, and residential projects. Townships' power and property brokerage is exemplified by their issuing of homeownership certificates that attract buyers of affordable homes but are not recognized by the state. Townships' limited formal power is secured through construction projects and expanded through the operation of the black market for property.

Keywords:   townships, village leadership, rural cadres, rural land, power broker, state bureaucracy, industrial parks, power decentralization and reconcentration

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .