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Author Lo, Carlos Wing-Hung

Title Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society and Environmental Governance in China
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (318 pages)
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of illustrations; Preface; Introduction; Part I: Institutional constraints and governance reform; 1. Institutional constraints; Introduction; Formal EIA procedures; Institutional constraints and enforcement problems; A lack of citizen participation; Limited enforcement; Conflicts of interest; Conclusion; 2. Institutional reform, economic changes, and local environmental management; Introduction; Two separate lines for revenues and expenses (Shouzhi liangtiao xian)
Control variablesResults; Discussion; Limitations; Conclusion; 6. Enforcement styles: changes over time; Introduction; Conceptual development; Methodology; Data collection; Measurement; Control variables; Enforcement style elements; Perceived enforcement effectiveness; Analysis; Results; Discussion; Limitations; Conclusion; Part III: Stakeholder involvement; 7. Environmental agencies and public opinion; Introduction; Environmental agencies and public opinion in developing countries; The emergence of an environmentally aware society in Guangzhou
Discussion and conclusion5. Enforcement styles: regional variations; Introduction; Background; Enforcement style dimensions; The antecedents of enforcement style dimensions; External influences; Government support for environmental protection; Public support for environmental protection; The organizational influences on enforcement style dimensions; Administrative ambiguity; Procedural ambiguity; Resource inadequacy; Supervisory support; Regional differences; Methodology; Sampling locations; Data collection; Measurement; Enforcement style dimensions; External and organizational support
Environmental governance and environmental agency in Guangzhou
Spinning off service organizations from administrative agenciesA new environmental quality administrative leadership responsibility system; Industrial transformations; Conclusion; 3. Service organization reform; Introduction; Service organizations in China: definitions, size, functions, and problems; Service organizations affiliated with the Guangzhou EPB; Reform options: an institutional choice perspective; Reforming GEPB-affiliated service organizations; Whether the service organization exercises public authority; Whether the organization provides essential services
Whether alternative providers are availableWhether market opportunities are available; How various political and institutional factors shape reform options; Conclusion; Part II: Regulatory enforcement styles; 4. Enforcement styles and effectiveness; Introduction; Background; Formalism and coercion; Education; Prioritization; External influence; Organizational commitment; Summary; Local environmental regulatory enforcement in China; Methodology; Measurement; Enforcement styles; Organizational commitment; Perceived enforcement effectiveness; Control variables; Analysis; Results
Summary First Published in 2013. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company
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Subject Environmental degradation -- China
Natural resources -- China -- Management
Sustainable development -- China.
Environmental degradation.
Natural resources -- Management.
Sustainable development.
Form Electronic book
Author Tang, Shui-Yan
ISBN 1135016100