Evolving Property Rights in China: Patterns and Dynamics of Condominium Governance
Chinese Journal of Comparative Law, (2013) pp. 1-22, Oxford University Press
22 Pages Posted: 15 Oct 2013
Date Written: September 20, 2013
This article investigates the development of private property law in the People’s Republic of China through the lens of condominium governance in urban China. It assesses the vitality of these trends, reviews the relevant historic legal and social background, and demonstrates how the introduction of private property in China has fundamentally altered the fabric of its civil society. Drawing upon case studies and statutory analysis and evaluating them from the perspective of property relations, it analyses the trends driving greater democratic structures by reviewing the self-governance of condominium owners associations and the grassroots democratic participation they have spawned. Moreover, this article tackles the future of these trends by reflecting upon conditions opposing continued development such as local corruption, lack of enforcement, and inadequate judicial review.
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