State rescaling, policy experimentation and path-dependency in post-Mao China: a dynamic analytical framework

Lim, Kean Fan (2017) State rescaling, policy experimentation and path-dependency in post-Mao China: a dynamic analytical framework. Regional Studies . pp. 1-14. ISSN 1360-0591

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Abstract

This paper evaluates the applicability of the state rescaling framework for framing politico-economic evolution in China. It then presents an analytical framework that examines institutional change as driven by the dynamic entwinement of state rescaling, place-specific policy experimentation and institutional path dependency. The framework problematizes simple ‘transition’ models that portray a mechanistic ‘upward’ or ‘downward’ reconfiguration of regulatory relations after market-like rule was instituted in 1978. It emphasizes, instead, a more established pattern of development marked simultaneously by geographically distinct (and enduring) institutional forms and experimental (and capricious) attempts to transcend them.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on 26 June 2017, available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00343404.2017.1330539
Keywords: China; political economy; state rescaling; policy experimentation; path-dependency
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
Identification Number: 10.1080/00343404.2017.1330539
Depositing User: Lim, Kean Fan
Date Deposited: 18 May 2017 08:35
Last Modified: 04 Jul 2017 02:50
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/42924

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