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Changing Urban Renewal Policies in China

Policy Transfer and Policy Learning under Multiple Hierarchies

Authors: Romano, Giulia C.

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  • Explores the micro-dynamics of transfer in a Chinese city
  • Examines policy learning and policy translation in a local government in China
  • Contributes to build knowledge about policy transfers to China
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"This is a very rich monograph, based on impressive fieldwork in China, which demonstrates excellent qualitative and ethnographic research skills, research integrity, and cultural perceptiveness in the analysis. This book will make a great contribution to the literature on policy transfer and and policy mobilities, and on urban politics in contemporary China, as it offers a rich understanding of the nitty-gritty practices of transferring and learning 'from abroad'."Claire Colomb, Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at the University College London, UK.

This book explores the concept of Careful Urban Renewal, a concept of urban renewal that originated in Berlin in the 1980s and that was proposed to Yangzhou, a Chinese city of the wealthy province of Jiangsu, in the early 2000s. It sets out to understand whether knowledge and ideas originating in a specific setting can be transferred to another locality thousands of miles away from the point of origin, and have the chance to change the policies and the practices of the destination city. The book shows that foreign ideas can inspire ambitious reforms of the policies of a single city, but that there also exist multiple challenges to policy learning and to the rooting of new ideas in local practices. To explore these challenges, this book develops an analysis of the micro-dynamics of policy transfer, showing that there exist multiple hierarchies to which a Chinese city can be subjected, intermittently opening or closing “windows for policy learning”.

About the authors

Giulia C. Romano is Researcher at the Institute of East-Asian Studies of the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany. Her research focuses on policy diffusion in the field of urban governance and she has researched Political Science at Sciences Po - Paris. Her previous book (with Jean-François Di Meglio) is China’s Energy Security: A Multidimensional Perspective (2016).

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)
  • Studying the Transfer and Learning of Careful Urban Renewal in a Chinese City

    Pages 1-25

    Romano, Giulia C.

  • A Research Framework to Capture the Complexity of Policy Transfers

    Pages 27-39

    Romano, Giulia C.

  • The Chinese Paradigm of Urban Renewal in the Early 2000s

    Pages 41-74

    Romano, Giulia C.

  • Introducing a New Paradigm: The Delivery of Careful Urban Renewal to Yangzhou

    Pages 75-115

    Romano, Giulia C.

  • Towards the Establishment of a New Urban Renewal Paradigm

    Pages 117-159

    Romano, Giulia C.

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Changing Urban Renewal Policies in China
Book Subtitle
Policy Transfer and Policy Learning under Multiple Hierarchies
Authors
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-36008-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-36008-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-36007-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 245
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations
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