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cannot explain the rapid development of Zouping without reference to the role of local governments and of explain the rapid development of Zouping without reference to the role of local governments and of government officials as economic actors Scholarly writings about the transitional economies have often ignored or distorted this aspect of China's reform experience On the second issue changes in ineuality owing to market reform the authors resent mixed findings but contribute rich new data to the research on this issue. to the research on this issue. .
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OF INDUSTRY AND LOCAL PLANNING ORindustry and local Pure Chance planning or the role of local governments diminished with the rise of market transactions andrivate ownership The second issue is market reform and ineuality Have rural cadres enjoyed income advantages in the new market environment Has the rovision of such collective services as education and health care declined leading to new forms of ineualityThe chapters on the role of local government.
FOR THE STUDY OF CHINA'S RURALthe study of China's rural The authors in this volume all articipants in a uniue field research roject undertaken from 1988 to 1992 address
That Are Far From Simple And About Which There Isare far from simple about which there is controversyThe uestions are grouped around two issues The first is the role of local governments as economic actors What is this role how have they layed it and how can we explain their behavior Have they. ,