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Varieties of Governance in China: Migration and Institutional Change in Chinese Villages

Jie Lu


This book examines the origins of the variance in contemporary rural China’s decentralized governance. It identifies the conditions under which different types of institutions are likely to perform effectively in sustaining Chinese villages’ governance and the role of community structural features in transforming the institutional foundations of their governance. This book argues that any institution that can solve the problems of collective action and accountability is able to uphold quality governance in local communities. The respective performance of different types of institutions is cont ... More

Keywords: rural China, decentralized governance, institutional foundation, social environment, structural features, rural–urban migration, institutional change, informal and formal institutions

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199378746
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199378746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jie Lu, author
American University