This book examines speculative urban development and new pattern of urban governance in the context of China's neoliberal turning. By adopting a post-structuralist lens, the book discusses the restless interactions and power relations, hidden behind the restless conflicts, struggles, negotiations and cooperation among multiple stakeholders during state-led and capital-driven land development. This book therefore reveals a state-led benefit distribution mechanism through which stakeholders are actively and passively involved in the renewal process and slowly promote speculative land development projects in continued cooperation and competition.
Jie Guo is a lecturer at Guangzhou Institute of Geography, Guangdong Academy of Sciences (Guangzhou, China). Previously, she was awarded a Ph. D. in Human Geography at Heidelberg University in Germany in 2016.