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Title: Institutions, regulatory styles, society, and environmental governance in China
Authors: Lo, CWH 
Tang, SY
Keywords: Sustainable development -- China
Natural resources -- China -- Management
Environmental degradation -- China
Issue Date: 2014
Publisher: Routledge
Source: Lo, CWH & Tang, SY. Institutions, regulatory styles, society, and environmental governance in China. Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, 2014 How to cite?
Abstract: During the past three decades of rapid industrial growth, China has suffered from devastating environmental degradation. Most scholarly and popular publications have painted a rather pessimistic picture about the worrisome trend. Yet a somewhat more optimistic view has emerged in the past decade given the Chinese government¡¦s increased commitment to fighting industrial pollution, the public¡¦s increased concerns regarding the adverse effects of pollution, and domestic and international civil society¡¦s increased involvement in promoting environmental protection in China.Drawing on the authors¡¦ extensive research on Guangdong Province and a few large cities in other provinces, this book provides an in-depth study on China¡¦s environmental governance and regulatory enforcement in the past two decades. Section 1 examines various institutional constraints for environmental regulation enforcement at the local level and how governance reform efforts in the past decade have contributed to the lessening of those constraints. Section 2 draws on data derived from surveys and interviews conducted in multiple cities and times; it examines the dominant regulatory enforcement styles of local environmental protection bureaus and how these styles vary across diff
ISBN: 0415530385 (hbk.)
9780415530385 (hbk.)
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