Institutionalization of State Policy

Evolving Urban Housing Reforms in China

  • Miao Zhang
  • Rajah Rasiah

Part of the Dynamics of Asian Development book series (DAD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Miao Zhang, Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 1-16
  3. Miao Zhang, Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 17-30
  4. Miao Zhang, Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 31-39
  5. Miao Zhang, Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 41-64
  6. Miao Zhang, Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 65-90
  7. Miao Zhang, Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 91-116
  8. Miao Zhang, Rajah Rasiah
    Pages 117-128
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 129-133

About this book


Using fresh evidence and a novel methodological framework, this book sheds light on how institutions have driven economic reform in China's urban housing sector. The book systematically analyzes the developmental role of the state in China, with rich empirical evidence to show how decentralization has brought about significant participation by the different levels of government with the central, provincial and municipal governments focusing on initiation, intermediation and implementation roles respectively. Despite many Western analysts claiming that it is single complex superstructure, the institutionalization of governance structures in China following reforms has taken place through strong coordination between governments at different levels to meet targeted plans. Although China still has a long way to go to before it can be considered developed, this book elaborates on how the country offers a unique alternative for other states seeking to develop by striking a balance between capitalist and socialist instruments.


Institutionalization of State Policy in China Market Reforms in China Role of SOEs in Urban Housing Markets Social Policy in China State Governance in China Urban Housing in China

Authors and affiliations

  • Miao Zhang
    • 1
  • Rajah Rasiah
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia
  2. 2.University of MalayaKuala LumpurMalaysia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-569-3
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-570-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2198-9923
  • Series Online ISSN 2198-9931
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