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[07PacRimLPolyJ831] A Lesson in Ingenuity: Chinese Farmers, the State, and the Reclamation of Farmland for Most Any Use

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dc.contributor.author Larson, Kari Madrene
dc.contributor.author Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal
dc.date.accessioned 2011-02-16T21:40:59Z
dc.date.available 2011-02-16T21:40:59Z
dc.date.issued 1998-06
dc.identifier.citation 7 Pac. Rim L. & Pol'y J. 831 (1998) en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1066-8632
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1773.1/878
dc.description.abstract Abstract: Since 1978, China has achieved significant improvements in the rural sector through the adoption of the baogan daohu system, which effectively dismantled the communal farming system and created individual family farms. However, meaningful measures must be taken to ensure that farmers have continued use of their farmland and that illegal land reclamation by local govermnents is halted. Because farmers' rights are not clearly articulated and cannot be readily enforced, local governments appear to be beyond central government control. Furthermore, due to the state's right to reclaim land under any logic, farmers' rights may ultimately be nonexistent. Though developing a meaningful system of dispute resolution and enforcement in rural China will be difficult and require systematic changes in the relationship between the central and local governments, ignoring the rising problems could prove disastrous. The underlying conflict between central and local governments and state and Party policies must be resolved in order for Chinese farming to truly operate "according to the law." en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Seattle: Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal, University of Washington School of Law en_US
dc.subject Comment en_US
dc.subject Emerging Land Use Law in the Pacific Rim en_US
dc.title [07PacRimLPolyJ831] A Lesson in Ingenuity: Chinese Farmers, the State, and the Reclamation of Farmland for Most Any Use en_US
dc.title.alternative Symposium: Emerging Land Use Law in the Pacific Rim en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright 1998 by Pacific Rim Law & Policy Association en_US


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