Urbanization-led development brings not just demographic, technological, and economic change, but profound institutional transition, as well. The scale and pace of China's urbanization project have generated a crisis for millions living in rural-urban peripheries. We will utilize a model of institutional fit to conduct a critical analysis of China's urbanization program and its implementation problems. Utilizing a semi-structured interview format, we analyze the experiences of the so-called "land-lost" residents in Changsha, China, vis-à-vis this ongoing institutional transition. The analysis provides a rich account of the myriad ways the transition to a privatized property market runs counter to the collective nature of peri-urban Chinese communities.
- Institutional fit
- Policy implementation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Geography, Planning and Development
- Sociology and Political Science
- Economics and Econometrics