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Sustainability 2014, 6(12), 9114-9123; doi:10.3390/su6129114

Marketization of Collective-owned Rural Land: A Breakthrough in Shenzhen, China

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School of Public Administration, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, 3 Wenyuan Rd Qixia, Nanjing 210046, China
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Institute of Urban Development Studies, Nanjing University of Finance and Economics, 3 Wenyuan Rd Qixia, Nanjing 210046, China
3
Department of Geography and Urban Studies, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA 19122, USA
These authors contributed equally to this work.
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Received: 6 October 2014 / Revised: 20 November 2014 / Accepted: 28 November 2014 / Published: 9 December 2014
(This article belongs to the Section Sustainable Urban and Rural Development)
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Abstract

This study focuses on analyzing the ongoing land policy reform that allows collective-owned rural land transactions in the open market in Shenzhen, China. Employing a case study method, we investigate this land policy evolution through description and contextual analysis. We argue that the existing dual-track land administration system, within which the state administers market transactions, has contributed to numerous social problems, such as urban land scarcity, inefficiency of land resource allocation, and exacerbated social injustice. Following the recent actions of the central government, a collective-owned rural land parcel in Shenzhen was officially transferred in November 2013, an action viewed as a landmark step in reforming the current dual-track land system. Though the generalization of Shenzhen’s experiment nationwide faces significant barriers, Shenzhen’s breakthrough in liberalization of the rural land market indicates that China is moving toward a potential new round of land policy revolution. View Full-Text
Keywords: land policy reform; marketization of land; collective-owned land; construction land; dual-track land system; case study land policy reform; marketization of land; collective-owned land; construction land; dual-track land system; case study
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Zou, Y.; Zhao, W.; Mason, R. Marketization of Collective-owned Rural Land: A Breakthrough in Shenzhen, China. Sustainability 2014, 6, 9114-9123.

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