Journal article

Urban consolidation, power relations, and dilapidated residential redevelopment in Mutoulong, Shenzhen, China

Xiang Li, Sun Sheng Han, Hao Wu

URBAN STUDIES | SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD | Published : 2019

Abstract

Recent policy initiatives for urban development have changed the relationships among stakeholders in China’s urban consolidation processes. Building upon Giddens’ (Giddens A (1984) The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.) structuration theory and Ostrom’s (Ostrom E (2005) Understanding Institutional Diversity. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press) institutional analysis and development thesis, this paper develops a power arena analytic framework, and uses it to examine the new power relations among the stakeholders in a dilapidated residential redevelopment project in Shenzhen. Our findings reveal that Shenzhen’s..

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