Unmaking China's development : the function and credibility of institutions / Peter Ho.
- Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
xx, 316 pages ; 24 cm
- China -- Economic policy -- 2000-.
Land use -- China -- Management.
Housing -- China.
Natural resources -- China Management.
- "Peter Ho argues that understanding China's economy necessitates an analytical refocusing from Form to Function, detached from normative assumptions about institutional appearance and developing instead a "Credibility Thesis". In this reading, once institutions endogenously emerge and persist through actors' conflicting interactions, they are credible. Ho develops this idea theoretically, methodologically, and empirically by examining institutions around the sector that propelled, yet, simultaneously destabilizes development: real estate - land, housing and natural resources. Ho shows how this sector can further both our understanding of institutions and issues of capital, labor, infrastructure and technology"-- Provided by publisher.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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