Exploring the ‘middle ground’ between state and market: the example of China

Miao, J. T. and Maclennan, D. (2016) Exploring the ‘middle ground’ between state and market: the example of China. Housing Studies, 32(1), pp. 73-94. (doi:10.1080/02673037.2016.1181723)

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Studies of housing systems lying in the ‘middle ground’ between state and market are subject to three important shortcomings. First, the widely used Esping-Andersen (EA) approach assesses only a subset of the key housing outcomes and may be less helpful for describing changes in housing policy regimes. Second, there is too much emphasis on tenure transitions, and an assumed close correspondence between tenure labels and effective system functioning may not be valid. Third, due attention has not been given to the spatial dimensions in which housing systems operate, in particular when housing policies have a significant devolved or localised emphasis. Updating EA’s framework, we suggest a preliminary list of housing system indicators in order to capture the nature of the housing systems being developed and devolved. We verified the applicability of this indicator system with the case of China. This illustrates clearly the need for a more nuanced and systematic basis for categorising differences and changes in welfare and housing policies.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:MacLennan, Professor Duncan and Miao, Dr Tian
Authors: Miao, J. T., and Maclennan, D.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing Studies
Publisher:Taylor and Francis
ISSN (Online):1466-1810
Published Online:17 May 2016
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2016 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor and Francis Group
First Published:First published in Housing Studies 32(1): 73-94
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the publisher copyright policy

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