Inequality and socialism in rural China: A conceptual note

Title:
Inequality and socialism in rural China: A conceptual note
Authors:
Blecher, Marc J.
Abstract:
Given the serious failure to conceptualize inequality in relation to the developing mode of production in China and within socialist societies generally, more analytical attention needs to be focused on the sources, nature, significance and implications of equality and inequality at both theoretical and policy-oriented levels. Here a conceptual scheme which distinguishes between socialist inequalities based upon unequal human capabilities, and capitalist inequalities based on unequal ownership of or access to the means of production is applied to an examination of past and present inequalities in rural China, both those between villages and regions and those within collectives. Finally, suggestions are put forward for the reduction of these inequalities.
Citation:
Blecher, Marc J. 1985. "Inequality and Socialism in Rural China: A Conceptual Note ." World Development 13(1): 115-121.
Publisher:
Elsevier
DATE ISSUED:
1985-01
Department:
East Asian Studies
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1016/0305-750X(85)90069-5
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309771

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dc.contributor.authorBlecher, Marc J.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:17:30Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:17:30Zen
dc.date.issued1985-01en
dc.identifier.citationBlecher, Marc J. 1985. "Inequality and Socialism in Rural China: A Conceptual Note ." World Development 13(1): 115-121.en_US
dc.identifier.issn0305-750Xen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309771en
dc.description.abstractGiven the serious failure to conceptualize inequality in relation to the developing mode of production in China and within socialist societies generally, more analytical attention needs to be focused on the sources, nature, significance and implications of equality and inequality at both theoretical and policy-oriented levels. Here a conceptual scheme which distinguishes between socialist inequalities based upon unequal human capabilities, and capitalist inequalities based on unequal ownership of or access to the means of production is applied to an examination of past and present inequalities in rural China, both those between villages and regions and those within collectives. Finally, suggestions are put forward for the reduction of these inequalities.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherElsevieren_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/0305-750X(85)90069-5en_US
dc.subject.departmentEast Asian Studiesen_US
dc.titleInequality and socialism in rural China: A conceptual noteen_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalWorld Developmenten_US
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