The maturation of the neo-liberal housing market in urban China

Wang, Y.P., Shao, L., Murie, A. and Cheng, J. (2012) The maturation of the neo-liberal housing market in urban China. Housing Studies, 27(3), pp. 343-359. (doi:10.1080/02673037.2012.651106)

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Abstract

Neo-liberalism has dominated policy formulation and implementation for three decades and been influential in reshaping urban housing provision in different countries. However, the nature and impact of neo-liberal housing policy developments are also affected by previous arrangements, the exact nature, timing and pace of policy change and by how governments and markets have responded to emerging global and local challenges. This paper examines neo-liberal urban housing reform and market development in China and focuses on market performance and government responses following initial reform. The era of neo-liberal housing policy has been associated with turbulence, market changes and unequal housing and asset distribution. Housing reform and regulation policies have changed frequently in response; and this maturation of the neo-liberal system has important implications for policy and the structure and operation of the market.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Wang, Professor Ya Ping
Authors: Wang, Y.P., Shao, L., Murie, A., and Cheng, J.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies
Journal Name:Housing Studies
ISSN:0267-3037
ISSN (Online):1466-1810
Published Online:01 March 2012

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