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Description - Between Politics and Markets by Yi-min Lin

Between Politics and Markets examines how the decline of central planning in post-Mao China was related to the rise of two markets - an economic market for the exchange of products and factors, and a political market for the diversion to private interests of state assets and authorities. Lin reveals their concurrent development through an account of how industrial firms competed their way out of the plan through exchange relations with one another and with state agents. He argues that the two markets were mutually accommodating, that the political market grew also from a decay of the state's self-monitoring capacity, and that economic actors' competition for special favors from state agents constituted a major driving force of economic institutional change.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521604048
ISBN-10: 0521604044
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 16mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Yi-min Lin

Yi-min Lin is Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

Books By Yi-min Lin

Between Politics and Markets by Yi-min Lin
Hardback, December 2001