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Lian Hongping: Chongqing Social Sciences—Land Expropriation Conflicts and Grass-roots Governance Practice from the Perspective of Institutional Fit

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Land expropriation conflicts have a great negative impact on social harmony and stability.Therefore, how to reduce and resolve land expropriation conflicts is one of primary concerns of the academia, and also a major challenge for grass-roots governance. This paper applies the theory of institutional fit to analyze the land expropriation practice of Changsha High-tech Zone. It is found that there is a big gap between the institutional text and the social situation in Changsha High-tech Zone, which is the potential risk factor for the outbreak of land expropriation conflict. Therefore, through grass-roots governance practice, the local grass-roots government takes measures to bridge the gap between the institutional text and the social situation. Along with these measures, conflicts can be reduced and the efficiency of land expropriation can be improved in the short run. But in the long run, the institutional flexibility will be further expanded, which will impact the seriousness and fairness of the land expropriation text. From the perspective of institutional fit theory, this paper proposes the policy implications that the government should on the one hand, further improve the policy text to ensure the prestige of the policy, and on the other hand, attach importance to the situation and dynamism to flexibly implement the specific strategies and scientifically combine the governance tools. Through all of these, the government can implement the administration according to law, so as to achieve more effective grass-roots governance and solve the conflicts of land expropriation.

Lian Hongping, Chen Xiaolan. Land Expropriation Conflicts and Grass-roots Governance Practice from the Perspective of Institutional Fit Theory: Taking Changsha High Tech Zone as an Example[J].Chongqing Social Sciences,2021(02):6-18.