Decentralisation, globalisation and the 'creation' of trans-national economic regions in the People’s Republic of China
Breslin, Shaun (1999) Decentralisation, globalisation and the 'creation' of trans-national economic regions in the People’s Republic of China. Working Paper. University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation, Coventry.
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The abandonment of China’s relatively isolationism from the global economy has given rise to a growing interest in the relationship between political and economic space in contemporary China. In particular, increased economic interaction between Southern China, Hong Kong and Taiwan has promoted interest in the efficacy of concepts such as "growth triangles", "region states" and "greater China" in understanding the emergence of new economic spaces. This paper compares the Southern Chinese experience with attempts to create a transnational economic space in Northeast Asia. It argues that intergovernmental processes have been less effective in facilitating regional economic integration than non-state directed forces. In particular, decentralisation of power in post-Mao China created a situation where the relationship between local state actors within China, and non-state actors outside China, have become a key determinant of how China has re-engaged with the regional and global economy.
|Item Type:||Working or Discussion Paper (Working Paper)|
|Subjects:||J Political Science > JZ International relations
D History General and Old World > DS Asia
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Politics and International Studies
Faculty of Social Sciences > Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Decentralization in government -- China, Globalization -- China, Transnationalism -- Economic aspects, China -- Economic conditions|
|Series Name:||Working papers (University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation)|
|Publisher:||University of Warwick. Centre for the Study of Globalisation and Regionalisation|
|Place of Publication:||Coventry|
|Number of Pages:||35|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
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