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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.

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March 2013
174 pages
£ 55.00

Last modified:09 July 2014 2.31 p.m.

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