Researching state rescaling in China: methodological reflections

Lim, Kean Fan (2017) Researching state rescaling in China: methodological reflections. Area Development and Policy . ISSN 2379-2957

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This paper foregrounds and evaluates the research design associated with the study of Chinese state rescaling. It first synthesizes the existing gaps in the original, western-based state rescaling framework. The paper then explores how different methodological channels are integrated to support a revised analytical framework. Specifically, it presents the value of multi-sited comparisons through (a) the ‘extended case method’ and (b) the role of the ‘concurrent nested approach’ to data collection. In so doing, the paper offers a systematic assessment of the methodological contributions and constraints in ascertaining and explaining how regulatory reconfigurations unfold across space and time in China.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Area Development and Policy on 23 October 2017 available online:
Keywords: state rescaling; research design; extended case method; policy experimentation fieldwork; China
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Geography
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Depositing User: Lim, Kean Fan
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 10:35
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 19:13

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