Policy Mobilities and the China Model: Pairing Aid Policy in Xinjiang
Song, Tao1,2; Liu, Weidong1; Liu, Zhigao1; Wuzhati, Yeerken1
Source PublicationSUSTAINABILITY
Corresponding AuthorWuzhati, Yeerken(yeek@igsnrr.ac.cn)
AbstractThis paper seeks to make a contribution to on-going debates about how to conceptualize the China model by emphasizing the top-down regional coordination strategies of China in the context of policy mobilities. The notion of policy mobilities is a hot issue through which to analyze how successful political ideas are often mobilized, imitated, adapted, and reused in new places by various actors through learning the global best experiences. However, policy mobilities should be employed as a frame within a specific political-economy context and the institutional geometries, especially in China which is characterized by centralization of state power and impressive economic growth recently. In this paper, we argue that the case of pairing aid policy in China, in which diffused policy ideas regarding advanced development initiatives are transferred and adopted in relatively underdeveloped areas, serves as a key part of the China model to balance regional development. Drawing on a case study of pairing aid policy in Xinjiang, the paper explores the ways in which the advanced industries, cadres, and investments from 19 developed coastal provinces or cities were mobilized by the state power network: (1) Transferring cadres and technicians from developed areas to directly work in Xinjiang temporally; (2) mobilizing the industrial policy package to attract labor-intensive and resource-oriented firms located in the industrial zones of Xinjiang; and (3) mobilizing a part of fiscal investments from donating areas to expand recipients' direct investments. By doing this, we illustrate how higher-level authority can develop more state powers to transfer regional cadres, capital, and projects from developed areas to less developed ones, as well as how mobilized policies can be entrepreneurially adopted and flexibly mutated in the context of various local conditions.
Keywordregional sustainability pairing aid policy policy mobility Xinjiang China
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Funding ProjectNational Science Foundation of China[41701131] ; National Science Foundation of China[41701138] ; National Science Foundation of China[41530751] ; Strategic Priority Research Program (A) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA19040403] ; Strategic Priority Research Program (A) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences[XDA20010103]
Funding OrganizationNational Science Foundation of China ; Strategic Priority Research Program (A) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
WOS Research AreaScience & Technology - Other Topics ; Environmental Sciences & Ecology
WOS SubjectGreen & Sustainable Science & Technology ; Environmental Sciences ; Environmental Studies
WOS IDWOS:000477051900002
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Corresponding AuthorWuzhati, Yeerken
Affiliation1.Chinese Acad Sci, Inst Geog Sci & Nat Resource Res, Key Lab Reg Sustainable Dev Modeling, Beijing 100101, Peoples R China
2.Collaborat Innovat Ctr Geog Environm & Frontier D, Kunming 650500, Yunnan, Peoples R China
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Song, Tao,Liu, Weidong,Liu, Zhigao,et al. Policy Mobilities and the China Model: Pairing Aid Policy in Xinjiang[J]. SUSTAINABILITY,2019,11(13):17.
APA Song, Tao,Liu, Weidong,Liu, Zhigao,&Wuzhati, Yeerken.(2019).Policy Mobilities and the China Model: Pairing Aid Policy in Xinjiang.SUSTAINABILITY,11(13),17.
MLA Song, Tao,et al."Policy Mobilities and the China Model: Pairing Aid Policy in Xinjiang".SUSTAINABILITY 11.13(2019):17.
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