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Institutions in Transition – Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China - Oxford Scholarship Online
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Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights and Social Conflict in China

Peter Ho


Studying institutional change regardless of whether it is focused on transitional or developing economies, may prove most fruitful when focused on its structuring of the means of production—land, labour, and capital. This book does exactly that: it singles out land as an object of study and places it in the context of one of the world’s largest and most populous countries undergoing institutional reform, the People’s Republic of China. The book argues that private property protected by law, the principle of ‘getting-the-prices-right’, and the emergence of effectively functioning markets can no ... More

Keywords: economy-in-transition, institutional change, land reform, property rights, rural development, trust

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199280698
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: July 2005 DOI:10.1093/019928069X.001.0001


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Peter Ho, author
University of Groningen, Centre for Development Studies
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