Local market socialism: Local corporatism in action in rural China
Duke UniversityTheory and Society (Impact Factor: 1.06). 05/1995; 24(3):301-354. DOI: 10.1007/BF00993350
[Show abstract] [Hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: As China proceeds with a process of urbanization unprecedented in human history, it maintains an urban-biased governance regime in many areas, including food safety regulation. Using secondary data and interviews with officials from the Changping district in Beijing, this article systematically defines the main characteristics of China's dual food safety regulation regimes, highlighting differences between urban and rural areas in four dimensions: policy structure, funding source, staff structure and resource allocation. This article also provides an explanatory framework to understand this dual regime's development and persistence from a neo-institutionalism perspective. Three main explanatory variables are advanced: historical legacy, dual incentive structures, and dual economic and industrial patterns. While China's urbanization process and governance structure, including the food safety regulatory regime, are not complete by Western standards, we emphasize this problem is best understood by examining China's unique socioeconomic and cultural context.Journal of Contemporary China 01/2015; 24(91). DOI:10.1080/10670564.2014.918411 · 0.68 Impact Factor
Contemporary Sociology 07/2000; 29(4):608. DOI:10.2307/2654562 · 0.17 Impact Factor
Data provided are for informational purposes only. Although carefully collected, accuracy cannot be guaranteed. The impact factor represents a rough estimation of the journal's impact factor and does not reflect the actual current impact factor. Publisher conditions are provided by RoMEO. Differing provisions from the publisher's actual policy or licence agreement may be applicable.