Differential governance, acquaintance society and resolution of contradictions in contracted rural land-use rights determination, registration and certification: a case study of the survey on Jiangsu Province

GAO Mingzi1 ZHANG Lei2 CHEN Dongping2,3

(1.School of Economics and Management, Nanjing Agricultural University)
(2.School of Finance, Nanjing Agricultural University)
(3.Jiangsu Rural Financial Research Center)

【Abstract】Based on questionnaires and typical cases of Jiangsu province, the authors try to analyze the mechanism of contradiction resolution in contracted rural land-use rights determination, registration and certification from the perspective of differential governance and the theory of institutional change. According to the study, that primary cause of the contradictions in contracted rural land-use rights determination, registration and certification is the government being incapable of responding to the grassroots appeals in contracted rural land-use rights determination, registration and certification promptly and clearly as the implementer of institution; and another major reason is the offside of the function of administrative village due to deviation in positioning. The resolution of contradictions in contracted rural land-use rights determination, registration and certification through informal rules is not suitable for merged villages since they are not communities of acquaintance society while it is effective in group of villagers since they are communities of acquaintance society.

【Keywords】 differential governance; acquaintance society; contracted rural land-use rights determination; resolution of contradiction;

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【Funds】 Project of Natural Science Foundation of China (71273138)

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    Footnote

    [1]. ① See General Office of the Ministry of Agriculture [2012] No. 19: “Notification Concerning the Issuance of the Guidelines for the Initial Registration of Contractual Land Use Rights (Trial) by the General Office of Ministry of Agriculture.” [^Back]

    [2]. ① Each sample village adopted one method of determining rights, not two or more. [^Back]

    [3]. ② The data include asset register, the certificate of the right to the contracted management of land and land contracts in the second phase of rural land contracting. [^Back]

    [4]. ① Source: the records of employees at the T Town Management Bureau in Y District. [^Back]

    [5]. ① Source: the records of employees at the T Town Management Bureau in Y District. [^Back]

    [6]. ② Source: the records of employees at the T Town Management Bureau in Y District. [^Back]

    [7]. ③ Source: interviews with the village cadres of M Village of K City. [^Back]

    [8]. ④ Source: interviews with the village cadres and villagers in H Village of J City. [^Back]

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Abstract

  • 1 Introduction
  • 2 Theoretical analysis and hypotheses
  • 3 Source of data and sample performance
  • 4 Resolution of contradiction in determining, registering and certifying contracted rural land-use rights from the perspective of differential governance
  • 5 Conclusion and enlightenment
  • Footnote

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