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100 1  Luo, Xiaolong 
245 10 Inter-city cooperation and governance in the Yangtze River
       Delta region 
300    192 p 
500    Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 67-
       07, Section: A, page: 2699 
500    Adviser:  Jianfa Shen 
502    Thesis (Ph.D.)--The Chinese University of Hong Kong 
       (People's Republic of China), 2005 
520    Inter-city cooperation and cross-border development in the
       Yangtze River Delta region are new phenomena and have 
       received much governmental and scholarly attention in 
       recent years. The aim of this research is to examine inter
       -city cooperation taking place at regional scale and cross
       -border urban growth at urban scale from partnership 
       perspective. In this study, three typical cases of inter-
       city cooperation, Suzhou-Wuxi-Changzhou Urban Region 
       Planning, the Forum for the Coordination of Urban Economy 
       of Yangtze River Delta Region and Jiangyin Economic 
       Development Zone in Jingjiang are selected to examine 
       three types of partnership arrangements with different 
       mobilizations, namely, hierarchical partnership, 
       spontaneous partnership and hybrid partnership. The three 
       case studies contribute to the study of inter-city 
       cooperation based on Chinese experiences. Meanwhile, the 
       case of Jiangyin Economic Development Zone in Jingjiang is
       also a case of cross-border urban growth. The findings 
       from this case not only extend the urban growth coalition 
       approach to the case of cross-border urban growth, but 
       also deepen the understanding of urban growth politics in 
       China. After tracing and examining the process of 
       mobilization and actor interaction in each case, the major
       findings of this research are as follows: 
520    For inter-city cooperation at regional scale: (a) The 
       thesis applies the partnership theory to regional scale, 
       especially for inter-city cooperation. In this study, 
       three different mechanisms of inter-city cooperation are 
       identified, namely, spontaneous partnership, hierarchical 
       partnership and hybrid partnership. Their effectiveness in
       inter-city cooperation is evaluated in the thesis. (b) The
       thesis argues that inter-city cooperation is also a 
       process. Three stages, information exchange, thematic 
       cooperation, and common market, are identified. (c) The 
       thesis categorizes inter-city cooperation in the Yangtze 
       River Delta region. Five ideal types of partnership 
       arrangements for thematic cooperation are identified: 
       development partnership, promotional partnership, 
       coordination partnership, resource-based partnership and 
       strategic partnership. (d) The thesis reveals some 
       principles of partner (member city) selection for inter-
       city cooperation. In addition, according to the roles of 
       actors in partnership building, the thesis classifies them
       into three types: crucial actors, influential actors and 
       ordinary actors. Urban growth/cross-border urban growth at
       urban scale: (a) The traditional urban growth coalition 
       approach neglects how "forces" operate above the local/
       urban scale, especially in globalizing and competitive 
       world today. This thesis provides some insights for this 
       problem and extends traditional urban growth coalition 
       approach by considering the case of cross-border urban 
       growth in China. (b) The thesis enhances the understanding
       of urban growth coalition in China. It is found that local
       governments play different roles in various stages of the 
       formation of urban growth coalition. (c) It is found that 
       an anti-coalition is emerging and has been strengthened in
       the context of land expropriation due to rapid industrial 
       and urban expansion in China. The causes of the emergence 
       of anti-coalitions are examined in the thesis 
520    The findings of this thesis enhance understanding of inter
       -city cooperation and cross-border urban growth in rapidly
       changing China. They not only help to improve the 
       effectiveness of existing inter-city cooperation in the 
       delta region, but also shed light on inter-city 
       cooperation elsewhere. Lessons and experiences drawn from 
       Suzhou-Wuxi-Changzhou Urban Region Planning and Jiangyin 
       Economic Zone in Jingjiang shed light on urban region 
       planning/coordinative planning and cross-border 
       development respectively 
590    School code: 1307 
590    DDC 
650  4 Geography 
650  4 Political Science, Public Administration 
650  4 Urban and Regional Planning 
690    0366 
690    0617 
690    0999 
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