Skip to ContentSkip to Navigation
ResearchGlobalisation Studies Groningen (GSG)

China’s Disappearing Countryside

Towards Sustainable Land Governance for the Poor
04 March 2013
China’s Disappearing Countryside
China’s Disappearing Countryside

Now available from Ashgate Publishing a new book from GSG staff member Yongjun Zhao. This book examines the linkages between land tenure, development and governance in the context of China’s development transformation. Drawing on empirical studies, it advocates the exploration of innovative land tenure systems that address the wider determinants: institutions, power, politics and social development. The book takes a paradigm shift away from those focusing on the narrow meaning of land rights and tenure security strengthening, as these approaches can paradoxically contribute to weaker land and resource governance. The lessons learnt from China also shed light on its global engagement on sustainable development and governance issues.

To order, please visit: www.ashgate.com

March 2013
174 pages
Hardback
978-1-4094-2821-3
£ 55.00

Last modified:09 July 2014 2.31 p.m.

More news

  • 11 October 2019

    Down Under with Top Dutch

    After two years of hard work, the Groningen Top Dutch Solar Racing team has arrived in Australia. The team consists of students of the Hanze University of Applied Sciences, University of Groningen, and secondary vocational education (MBO) and is currently...

  • 08 October 2019

    Making a splash in whale research

    He disliked genetics as an undergraduate and never really wanted to work with whales. Yet, Per Palsbøll became a worldwide expert in the genetics of marine mammals, heading a research programme spanning the entire globe. Introducing the concept of...

  • 03 October 2019

    New criteria for bank loans and stock exchanges listings could protect depleted marine resources from seafood sector

    Two reforms in the finance sector have the potential to accelerate action towards a sustainable seafood industry, according to new research published in the journal Science Advances. Compiling data on 160 publicly listed seafood companies and 3000...