New publication recommendation in JMS Vol.10 No 4:
Local responses to macro development policies and their effects on rural system in mountainous regions: The case of Shuanghe Village in Sichuan Province
Journal of Mountain Science在2013年第4期报道了李裕瑞、刘彦随、龙花楼、王介勇四位研究人员的文章：中国宏观发展政策的地方响应及其对山区农村体制的影响：以四川省隆昌县双河村为例_______________________________________________________________________
该项研究得到国家自然科学基金（41201176, 41130748和41171149）及中国博士后科学基金（2011M500029 and 2012T50126）的资助。
Progress on development policy evaluation in mountainous regions of Southwest China
Chinahas promulgated a series of policies including the Western Development Program, the Grain for Green Project, agricultural support policies and building a new countryside strategy to eliminate east-west differences and urban-rural disparities since the late 1990s. However, we still know rather little about the responses and systematic effects of these policies on local socio-economic development.
Researchers from the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences gave a holistic examination on local responses to the four typical macro socio-economic development policies and their effects on rural system based on a case study of mountainous village in southern Sichuan Province. The results showed that the policies have not moved the case study village from its historically marginal status. To some extent, its socio-economic situation might have been worsened by accelerated out-migration of the youth, loss of agricultural land due to afforestation and industrial plants, increased fire hazard due to afforestation and reforestation, increased environmental pollution due to industrial enterprises attracted to the village and a steep decline in agricultural production due to loss of and inefficient use of cultivated land. Factors causing local villages' dilemmas include the nonuniformity of actors' objectives, finiteness of villagers' abilities, and the imperfect incentive and restraint mechanism for local government's activities under existing policy framework composed of uncoordinated one-size-fits-all policies. The researchers suggest that China's rural policy in the new period should gradually shift from a sectoral to a place-based one, from top-down incentives to the development of bottom-up projects, and fully recognize the diversity of rural space, so as to enhance local capacities and make good use of the knowledge shared by different actors. Moreover, it is also necessary to integrate the various sectoral policies, and improve the interministerial and interdepartmental coordination of rural policies at regional and local levels.
This work was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant Nos. 41201176, 41130748 and 41171149) and China Postdoctoral Science Foundation (Grant No. 2011M500029 and 2012T50126).
LI Yu-rui, LIU Yan-sui, LONG Hua-lou, WANG Jie-yong (2013) Local responses to macro development policies and their effects on rural system in mountainous regions: The case of Shuanghe Village in Sichuan Province.Journal of Mountain Science 10(4):588-608. DOI: 10.1007/s11629-013-2544-5