Cities and Social Governance Reforms: China’s Greater Bay Development Experiences

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This book critically examines how the Chinese government has proactively engaged the nine cities and two special administrative regions (SARs) in the Greater Bay Area (GBA) in Southern China for deeper collaborations to transform the country from a ‘world factory’ to become a leading world economy in innovation and entrepreneurialism. Although the majority of existing studies related to China’s GBA development have offered economic and technological advancement perspectives, this book focuses on critical reflections on how the call for mega-cities development and deeper regional collaborations in GBA would affect people’s livelihood, social integration and urban governance. The central theme of this book builds around ‘cities, social cohesion and governance’.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCities and Social Governance Reforms : Greater Bay Area Development Experiences
EditorsKa Ho MOK
PublisherSpringer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
ISBN (Electronic)9789811695315
ISBN (Print)9789811695308
Publication statusPublished - 14 May 2022

Publication series

NameSocial Policy and Development Studies in East Asia book series (SPDSEA)
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan


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