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Title: Explaining land use change in a Guangdong County: The supply side of the story
Authors: Ping, Y.C. 
Issue Date: Sep-2011
Citation: Ping, Y.C. (2011-09). Explaining land use change in a Guangdong County: The supply side of the story. China Quarterly (207) : 626-648. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: The conversion of land to non-agricultural use in China has often been attributed to the demand for land arising from urbanization, that is, a growing urban population and the shift from agricultural to industrial activity. With a focus on Sihui, a county in Guangdong, this study explains land use conversion from an alternative perspective: by looking at the supply of agricultural land for conversion and what determines this supply. It gives precedence to the role of the central actors in the process local officials and suggests that the extent to which agricultural land is converted for non-agricultural purposes is determined by an array of structural and agential factors, including the fiscal and land resources at the disposal of local officials, the incentive structure and macro-processes which influence their decision. Copyright © 2011 The China Quarterly.
Source Title: China Quarterly
ISSN: 03057410
DOI: 10.1017/S0305741011000683
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