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Developing on-line participatory model (OPM) for land expropriation in China

Lei, Yin (2010) Developing on-line participatory model (OPM) for land expropriation in China.

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Abstract:Land expropriation, as government tool for transferring collective-owned land to state-owned land, is playing an increasing important role in China’s urbanization. However, the farmers, as the direct group affected by land expropriation, cannot fully participate into the processes of it. In order to find a proper way for land expropriation in China, which allowing farmers’ full participation during land expropriation processes, this thesis introduces and develops an On-line Participatory Model (OPM) based on the fast growing of internet based network accessibility in rural China. It starts with theoretical concepts of land expropriation, participation as well as E-government. Then, this research describes current land expropriation procedures and situations for developing the OPM in China. Fieldwork is carried out to analyze farmers’ expectations and needs during land expropriation processes and collect suggestions from different groups involved in the processes in three villages of Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, P.R. China. These needs are used to develop the model. The development of the OPM consists of definition, importance of the OPM and the architecture of it. The detail model elements (including functions and workflows) are developed using unified modelling language (UML). The OPM is finally prototyped by a developed on-line participatory platform, which shows the functions and general work processes of it. Finally, the thesis ends with conclusions and suggestions of the research. Keywords: land expropriation, on-line participation, model developing
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:ITC: Faculty of Geo-information Science and Earth Observation
Programme:Geoinformation Science and Earth Observation MSc (75014)
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