PROGRESS IN GEOGRAPHY ›› 2007, Vol. 26 ›› Issue (4): 107-120.doi: 10.11820/dlkxjz.2007.04.013

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Progr ess and Prospect in Regional Governance Study

LI Ming1,2, FANG Chuanglin1, SUN Xinliang3   

  1. 1. Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resources Research|CAS 100101,Beijing, China|
    2. Graduate School of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 100049, Beijing, China|
    3. China Academy of Urban Planning &|Design 100044, Beijing, China
  • Received:2007-06-01 Revised:2007-07-01 Online:2007-07-25 Published:2007-07-25


Since 1990's, the regionalization of economic growth becomes the general trend of global economic. Regional governance is the new topic of regional science studies, and it' s also the focal point of regional studies that democratization society is the background, since it emphasizes transverse management and public participation. Good building- up of regional governance system has a macroscopical effect of guide, guarantee and promotion. The misorder and turbulence of regional economy has been the problem which is made by the long- time ignorance of practice and the slow start of regional planning. General administrative economy has reduced working efficiency of market economy, therefore exploring new order of regional development becomes the hot point of regional development. Retrospection and conclusion for the relevant research of regional governance at home and abroad does favor to the enhancement of cognition to the concept, theory and practice of regional governance. After summing up the research history and identifying some concepts, the authors carried out synthetical commentary of these researches and analyzed prime issues of civil researches. The authors also pointed out the focus of difficulties and problems helming the direction of regional governance studies.

Key words: progress, prospect, regional governance