Description - The Political Economy of China's Provinces by Hans Hendrischke
Traditionally, political scientists and economists have seen China as a single entity; business people have seen China as a single market. This book challenges the notion of a centralised and unified China, and outlines how provinces are taking on new economic and political roles, forced upon them by decentralisation. Whilst central leadership in Beijing retains overall initative, decision-making powers in major policies are shifting to the provinces. They are becoming economic and political agents with their own economic/social agendas, and distinct political and cultural identities. The Political Economy of China's Provinces is the first book to use the concept of competitive advantage in the context of Chinese provincial studies. On the basis of seven case studies, the book charts different provincial paths of economic and political development, and analyses how individual provinces use their comparative and competitive advantage to formulate strategies in inter-provincial competition. This is a radical new approach which contests the idea that it is safe to regard what happens in one province as representative for the whole country.
This advanced level research follows on from China's Provinces in Reform, edited by David J G Goodman, also published by Routledge. It is the most thorough data on contemporary Chinese provinces available and will be of great interest to researchers and graduate students of politics, economics and business as well as Asian studies. Professor David SG Goodman University of Technology, Sydney, Australia. Professor Zhao Lingyun Zhongnan University of Finance and Economics. Professor Bruce Jacobs Monash Universi
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