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Author Zheng, Yazhuo, author.

Title State Failure and Distorted Urbanisation in Post-Mao's China, 1993--2012 / Yazhuo Zheng, Kent Deng.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer Science and Business Media : Palgrave Pivot, 2018.


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Palgrave studies in economic history
Palgrave studies in economic history.
Springer Economics and Finance eBooks 2018 English+International
Contents Chapter 1: Introduction -- Chapter 2: Theoretical Foundation and Literature Review -- Chapter 3: Typical Cases in Northwest China -- Chapter 4: Understanding of China's State and Market -- Chapter 5: Conundrum with Distorted Urbanisation -- Chapter 6: The Central Government and Its Goals -- Chapter 7: State-led Growth and Domestic Debts -- Chapter 8: Final Conclusions. .
Summary This book examines failure in the urbanisation of Northwest China as a result of government industrial policies that have impacted on the economic development of the region. By looking at the under-researched provinces ofGansu, Qinghai and Inner Mongolia, which make up a quarter of China's territory, Zheng and Deng challenge the common story of China's miracle growth and reveal the dark side of the country's pursuit of modernity. Severe weather conditions, chronic drought, permanent lack of oxygen and unforgiving terrain in the Northwest make farming, manufacture and services difficult simply because people tend not to stay. Yet, China's current political system forces growth to take place even though basic conditions and prerequisites for market-based growth are missing. This volume analyses 'ghost cities' and social tension in the process of 'forced urbanisation' in which huge amount of resources are wasted, the local environment is systematically damaged and ordinary people's basic rights are brutally violated in the name of higher GDP and greater government glory.
Other author Deng, Kent.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Urbanization -- China, Northwest.
Industrial policy -- China, Northwest.
China, Northwest -- Economic aspects.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319921686 (electronic bk.)
3319921681 (electronic bk.)