Organizational Transformation and Order Reconstruction in
1st Edition

Organizational Transformation and Order Reconstruction in "Village-Turned-Communities"


WU Ying

ISBN 9781032185729
Published December 31, 2021 by Routledge
304 Pages 54 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Since the beginning of the twenty-first century, a state-led urbanization has evolved into a "city management" in China: A large number of villages were demolished; cultivated land was centralized; and peasants went to live in apartments, which led to the widespread emergence of "village-turned-communities".

This title explores the evolving and complex relationship between the urbanization of land and people – two core components of China’s urbanization strategy. What role does the government play in resolving conflicts around these two aspects of urbanization? What role can it play in adjudicating them? To answer these questions, the author examines rural migrants’ experience in integrating and being integrated into the cities. Through a three-year investigation in Beijing, Shandong, Hubei and Yunnan, the author shows how government policies can either engender or mitigate conflicts, as well as identifies integrated governance as an effective approach to urbanization of both land and people.

This title is awarded the top ten Chinese sociology books in 2019. Students and scholars of sociology, politics and public administration will benefit from this book.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Grassroots Communities in Urbanization. 2. Relocation in Light of Local Conditions. 3. Transformation of Space. 4. Organizational Reconstruction. 5. Management and Service. 6. Participation and Identity. 7. Conclusion: Order Reconstruction at the New Grassroots Level.

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Wu Ying is Associate Professor of the National institute of Social Development, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences. Her main research interests are urbanization and grassroots governance.