Springer Geography

Rural Revitalization Through State-led Programs

Planning, Governance and Challenge

Authors: Shen, Mingrui

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  • Provides anthropological fieldwork to record contemporary changes of rural China
  • Unravels the rural governance changes driven by the state-led programs
  • Evaluates the policy implementation in rural revitalization
  • Refines the interpretation of existing governance theory
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This book seeks to unravel the changes in rural governance sparked by state-led programs, evaluate the programs’ implementation, and refine the interpretation of governance theory with new empirical material from rural China. When it comes to rural issues in contemporary China, there is no shortage of national strategies: from “Coordinating Urban–Rural Development” in 2003 to “Rural Revitalization” in 2017, the rejuvenation of the countryside has attracted unprecedented policy interest. At the same time, rural governance has been subject to significant political, social and economic changes. However, comparatively little research has been conducted on the phenomenal reconnection between the state and rural society, and our previous understanding of rural governance is no longer adequate.

As a result of the programs, a new model of governance is now emerging in rural China. The programs have accelerated the formation of state-private-farmer partnerships, while also promoting the participation of grassroots society in rural reconstruction. In the initial stage, the state’s role is important to securing non-governmental sectors’ engagement. However, this does not mean that the model guarantees sustainable governance: in terms of land tenure reform, infrastructure investment, and subsidies, the programs merely empower farmers and other stakeholders to engage in rural reconstruction. The success of these reconstruction efforts ultimately depends on a suitable pricing mechanism for public goods provision, as well as the self-organization of grassroots society.


About the authors

Mingrui Shen received his Ph.D. in Geography from The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2016; after that, he joined the School of Architecture and Urban Planning at Nanjing University. His research interests focus on the urbanization of China from the perspective of the urban–rural relationship. In particular, his works explore three themes: transformation and governance in rural China, rural-to-urban migration in China, and coordinated urban-rural development. Dr. Shen is the winner of the Urban China Research Network’s Best Paper Prize (2015) and the Urban Planning Society of China’s Youth Paper Award (2011). His publications can be found in both English-language and Chinese-language journals, including Urban Studies, Land Use Policy, and China City Planning Review.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rural Revitalization Through State-led Programs
Book Subtitle
Planning, Governance and Challenge
Authors
Series Title
Springer Geography
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Science Press and Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for print book in mainland China: Science Press
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-1660-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-1660-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-1659-7
Series ISSN
2194-315X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 141
Number of Illustrations
8 b/w illustrations, 27 illustrations in colour
Additional Information
Jointly published with Science Press, Beijing, China
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