Friday, October 25, 2013
Lei Chen (City University of Hong Kong) and Mark Kielsgard (City University of Hong Kong) have posted Evolving Property Rights in China: Patterns and Dynamics of Condominium Governance (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract:
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.