Land developers, states, and collusive clientelism in marketizing China

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Their undeniable contribution notwithstanding, the interlocked interests of land developers and local states are frequently condemned as clientelistic collusion and engendered corruption by the party leaders, not to mention a majority of ordinary citizens. Even though the "patron-client"-type entanglement between these actors in the Chinese political economy has been widely recognized, the concrete conditions, which deepen such clientelist structure and mutual penetration, much more than other industries in China and its counterparts in other developing countries, have not been scrutinized. What are the political logics and dynamics of such dyadic relations between these two key actors in the Chinese context and in comparison with other industries? Who are the actors and what are the goods transacted in this industry? Which ownership types of land developer form the industry? How can we link the ownership forms to similar and distinct clientelistic characteristics and their variations? This paper tries to answer this set of questions in order to understand the enigmatic issue of land developers, whose importance is undeniable in contemporary Chinese politics, but on which the established literature has not provided concrete analysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)68-91
Number of pages24
JournalPacific Focus
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr

Fingerprint

clientelism
China
industry
corruption
political economy
developing country
leader
citizen
politics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations

Cite this

@article{2c8f3e562fde4cb580ab45905e5c6489,
title = "Land developers, states, and collusive clientelism in marketizing China",
abstract = "Their undeniable contribution notwithstanding, the interlocked interests of land developers and local states are frequently condemned as clientelistic collusion and engendered corruption by the party leaders, not to mention a majority of ordinary citizens. Even though the {"}patron-client{"}-type entanglement between these actors in the Chinese political economy has been widely recognized, the concrete conditions, which deepen such clientelist structure and mutual penetration, much more than other industries in China and its counterparts in other developing countries, have not been scrutinized. What are the political logics and dynamics of such dyadic relations between these two key actors in the Chinese context and in comparison with other industries? Who are the actors and what are the goods transacted in this industry? Which ownership types of land developer form the industry? How can we link the ownership forms to similar and distinct clientelistic characteristics and their variations? This paper tries to answer this set of questions in order to understand the enigmatic issue of land developers, whose importance is undeniable in contemporary Chinese politics, but on which the established literature has not provided concrete analysis.",
author = "Wooyeal Paik",
year = "2014",
month = "4",
doi = "10.1111/pafo.12021",
language = "English",
volume = "29",
pages = "68--91",
journal = "Pacific Focus",
issn = "1225-4657",
publisher = "INHA University",
number = "1",

}

Land developers, states, and collusive clientelism in marketizing China. / Paik, Wooyeal.

In: Pacific Focus, Vol. 29, No. 1, 04.2014, p. 68-91.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Land developers, states, and collusive clientelism in marketizing China

AU - Paik, Wooyeal

PY - 2014/4

Y1 - 2014/4

N2 - Their undeniable contribution notwithstanding, the interlocked interests of land developers and local states are frequently condemned as clientelistic collusion and engendered corruption by the party leaders, not to mention a majority of ordinary citizens. Even though the "patron-client"-type entanglement between these actors in the Chinese political economy has been widely recognized, the concrete conditions, which deepen such clientelist structure and mutual penetration, much more than other industries in China and its counterparts in other developing countries, have not been scrutinized. What are the political logics and dynamics of such dyadic relations between these two key actors in the Chinese context and in comparison with other industries? Who are the actors and what are the goods transacted in this industry? Which ownership types of land developer form the industry? How can we link the ownership forms to similar and distinct clientelistic characteristics and their variations? This paper tries to answer this set of questions in order to understand the enigmatic issue of land developers, whose importance is undeniable in contemporary Chinese politics, but on which the established literature has not provided concrete analysis.

AB - Their undeniable contribution notwithstanding, the interlocked interests of land developers and local states are frequently condemned as clientelistic collusion and engendered corruption by the party leaders, not to mention a majority of ordinary citizens. Even though the "patron-client"-type entanglement between these actors in the Chinese political economy has been widely recognized, the concrete conditions, which deepen such clientelist structure and mutual penetration, much more than other industries in China and its counterparts in other developing countries, have not been scrutinized. What are the political logics and dynamics of such dyadic relations between these two key actors in the Chinese context and in comparison with other industries? Who are the actors and what are the goods transacted in this industry? Which ownership types of land developer form the industry? How can we link the ownership forms to similar and distinct clientelistic characteristics and their variations? This paper tries to answer this set of questions in order to understand the enigmatic issue of land developers, whose importance is undeniable in contemporary Chinese politics, but on which the established literature has not provided concrete analysis.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84897068504&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84897068504&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1111/pafo.12021

DO - 10.1111/pafo.12021

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84897068504

VL - 29

SP - 68

EP - 91

JO - Pacific Focus

JF - Pacific Focus

SN - 1225-4657

IS - 1

ER -