Collusion, Local Governments and Development in China

A Reflection on the China Model

Authors: Nie, Huihua

  • Considers the impact of collusion at national and local levels on Chinese society and economy
  • Examines specific areas of coalmine mortality, environmental pollution and food safety
  • Offers an analysis of future prospects for the China model and possibilities for reform
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By analyzing the interactions between China’s central government and its local governments and enterprises, this book constructs an analytical framework of government-enterprise collusion, analyzing the impact of collusion within the China model on Chinese society. Against the background of decentralization and under information asymmetry, this text argues that Chinese local governments connive at enterprises’ adoption of a low-cost ‘bad’ mode of production — a ‘stimulus’ for quick growth at the cost of safer working conditions — so as to obtain fiscal or political capital for further promotion. Through an examination of coalmine mortality rate, environmental pollution, food safety and house pricing, the book argues that collusion is the intrinsic drive of the China model. It consider how against a backdrop of political centralization and economic decentralization, collusion exacerbates corruption and impacts both on the country’s social development and on its foreign direct investment. Offering an analysis of future prospects for the China model, it puts forward key policy proposals to improve domestic institutional construction through reform.

About the authors

Dr Huihua Nie is a Professor at Renmin University, China and a postdoctoral fellow of Oliver Hart at Harvard University. His major research provinces are contract theory and institutional economics. He has contributed to China Social Sciences, the Review of Economics & Statistics and the Journal of Comparative Economics.
Dr Haifeng Li is an Associate Professor at the Sichuan International Studies University, China and was a visiting fellow of Language Teaching Program as a second language at Edinburgh University, UK. He has contributed to the Chinese Translators’ Journal and Foreign Languages and Literature and written two translation textbooks. 

Ping Chen is a Lecturer at College of Foreign Languages of Chongqing University of Posts and Telecommunications, China.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Collusion, Local Governments and Development in China
Book Subtitle
A Reflection on the China Model
Authors
Translated by
Li, H., Chen, P.
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-5059-6
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-5059-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-5058-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 249
Number of Illustrations and Tables
14 b/w illustrations
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