Provision Pattern of Urban Public Service Facilities and its Formation Mechanism During Transitional China

  • 1. School of Geography and Planning, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, Guangdong 510275, China;
    2. Department of Urban and Environment Science, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang, Henan 464000, China

Received date: 2010-10-20

  Revised date: 2011-01-21

  Online published: 2011-03-20


The provision pattern of urban public service facilities are closely related to social and economic development environment. The provision pattern of urban public service facilities has changed radically because of the economic and social comprehensive transition since the reforming and opening up. The provision supplier has also changed from single government monopoly in the planned economy era to the multi-participation of government public sectors, the business organization, and social non-profit organization. Under the condition, six types of provision supplier modes appear: government-government (G-G), market-market (M-M), society-society (S-S), government-market (G-M), government-society (G-S) and market-government (M-G). During the system design of provision supplier, the supply decision-making changed from political movement leading to interest-orientated one and the production and supply mechanism changed from integration to vertical separation. The vertical management mechanism gradually transformed to comprehensive monitoring mechanism. The multi-provision suppliers and mechanisms drive together the comprehensive transformation of supply pattern of urban public service facilities. The results are the co-action of institution polices, market polices and social policies, which reflect the interaction mechanism of structure and agency formation.

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ZHOU Chun-Shan, GAO Jun-Bo . Provision Pattern of Urban Public Service Facilities and its Formation Mechanism During Transitional China[J]. SCIENTIA GEOGRAPHICA SINICA, 2011 , 31(3) : 272 -279 . DOI: 10.13249/j.cnki.sgs.2011.03.272


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