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dc.contributor.authorRithmire, Meg Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned2014-08-25T19:08:03Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citationRithmire, Meg. "China's 'New Regionalism': Subnational Analysis in Chinese Political Economy." World Politics 66, no. 1 (January 2014).en_US
dc.identifier.issn0043-8871en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:12748549
dc.description.abstractThe study of Chinese political economy has undergone a sea change since the late 1990s; instead of debating the origins and direction of national reform, scholars have turned to examining the origins of local economic variation. This essay reviews recent work in regional political economy of contemporary China. In keeping with a movement in comparative politics toward analyzing subnational politics, the "new regionalists" seek to identify and explain meaningful heterogeneity in the Chinese polity and economy. Yet they go further than simply using subnational cases to generate or test theories about Chinese politics; instead, they propose that subnational political economies in China are a function of endogenous change rather than a reaction to national priorities. After identifying differences between "new regionalism" and previous studies of decentralization in China, I discuss this work according to the theoretical approaches (institutional, ideational, and socio-historical) used to explain the origins of regional differences. I conclude by examining the limitations of the new regionalist agenda in comparative and historical context and suggesting that scholars move past unconditional acceptance of the causal power of "socialist legacies" and instead attend to the importance of changes in the post-Mao administrative hierarchy.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherCambridge University Pressen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S004388711300035Xen_US
dash.licenseOAP
dc.subjecteconomyen_US
dc.subjectgovernment and politicsen_US
dc.subjectChinaen_US
dc.subjectpolitical economyen_US
dc.titleChina’s “New Regionalism”: Subnational Analysis in Chinese Political Economyen_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionAuthor's Originalen_US
dc.relation.journalWorld Politicsen_US
dash.depositing.authorRithmire, Meg Elizabeth
dc.date.available2014-08-25T19:08:03Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S004388711300035X*
dash.contributor.affiliatedRithmire, Meg


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