Varieties of governance in China (2014)

migration and institutional change in Chinese villages

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This study examines the origins of the variance in contemporary rural China's decentralized governance. It identifies the conditions under which different types of institutions are likely to perform effectively in sustaining Chinese villages' governance and the role of community structural features in transforming the institutional foundations of their governance. This book argues that any institution that can solve the problems of collective action and accountability is able to uphold quality governance in local communities.