Institutions in Transition: Land Ownership, Property Rights by Peter Ho

By Peter Ho

This monograph contributes to the sector of institutional switch and estate rights reform in (former) socialist economies with specific connection with China. learning institutional switch whether it's all for transitional or constructing economies, might end up so much fruitful whilst interested in its structuring of the technique of creation - land, labour and capital. This ebook singles out land as an item of analysis and areas it within the context of 1 of the world's greatest and such a lot populous international locations present process institutional reform, China. With its concentrate on land coverage and management, together with all significant traditional assets comparable to agricultural land, woodland, grassland and desert, the e-book is the 1st complete evaluation of China's land estate rights reform.

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Moreover, this institutional indeterminacy is partly the result of efforts by the central leadership to create leeway for reacting to societal developments. 20 The deliberate nature of the institutional ambiguity 17 This is difficult to achieve, because policy and law-making are, in fact, entwined with the implementation process in an evolutionary cycle. See also Merilee S. ), Politics and Policy Implementation in the Third World (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1980), pp. 7–8. 18 Jean C.

Sonius, Introduction to Credibility of Agricultural Land Tenure law definition of property as ‘a bundle of rights’ or its more abstract notion as a ‘social relation’23 is preferred. Conceptualizing ownership as property allows for more analytical flexibility to cope with the variations in land rights encountered during cross-cultural research. However, as demonstrated below, Chinese land ownership conforms more to the theorems of modern civil law: Ownership is the supreme right, there can be no rights which would not be contained in ownership.

137. Note also that the term ‘natural village’ is not an official legal term, although it is still frequently used in Chinese official and unofficial texts. An illustration of the confusing situation over the villagers’ group and the natural village is given in Chapter 6; see the village description of Xiawangzhuang and the accompanying text in the footnote. 38 The Organic Law stipulates that ‘the villagers’ committee is established in accordance with the villagers’ situation of residence, number of population, and the principle of facilitating the self-government of the masses.

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