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  • Meg Rithmire

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Land Politics and Local State Capacities: The Political Economy of Urban Change in China. Meg Elizabeth Rithmire, December 2013, Paper. "Despite common national institutions and incentives to remake urban landscapes to anchor growth, generate land-lease revenues, and display a capacious administration, Chinese urban governments exhibit varying levels of control over land. This article uses a paired comparison of Dalian and Harbin in China's Northeast to link differences in local political economies to land politics. Dalian, benefitting from early access to foreign capital..." Link verified October 7, 2014