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China's Environmental Policy Process - A case study of the challenges of creating and implementing air pollution policies in China

Andersson, Lina (2006)
Department of Political Science
Abstract
In this thesis I will study China's environmental policy process and the challenges of creating and implementing air pollution policies in China. The remarkable economic performance of China in the past 20 years has caused its environment a tremendous distress. The Chinese government have created a quite comprehensive legal framework in order to protect the environment, but the implementation is problematic. Different sets of policy instruments have been applied, but the political circumstances are undermining their efficiency. The lack of democracy, a closed policy process without public participation, a complex bureaucracy involving extensive bargaining, the lack of authority within environmental protection agencies, the lack of... (More)
In this thesis I will study China's environmental policy process and the challenges of creating and implementing air pollution policies in China. The remarkable economic performance of China in the past 20 years has caused its environment a tremendous distress. The Chinese government have created a quite comprehensive legal framework in order to protect the environment, but the implementation is problematic. Different sets of policy instruments have been applied, but the political circumstances are undermining their efficiency. The lack of democracy, a closed policy process without public participation, a complex bureaucracy involving extensive bargaining, the lack of authority within environmental protection agencies, the lack of incentives to push for and invest in pollution control systems and the prioritisation of economic profits are factors that challenge and hamper the environmental protection in China. (Less)
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  abstract     = {In this thesis I will study China's environmental policy process and the challenges of creating and implementing air pollution policies in China. The remarkable economic performance of China in the past 20 years has caused its environment a tremendous distress. The Chinese government have created a quite comprehensive legal framework in order to protect the environment, but the implementation is problematic. Different sets of policy instruments have been applied, but the political circumstances are undermining their efficiency. The lack of democracy, a closed policy process without public participation, a complex bureaucracy involving extensive bargaining, the lack of authority within environmental protection agencies, the lack of incentives to push for and invest in pollution control systems and the prioritisation of economic profits are factors that challenge and hamper the environmental protection in China.},
  author       = {Andersson, Lina},
  keyword      = {Air Pollution,,Environmental Protection,China's Environmental Policy Process,Policy Instruments,Chinese Bureaucracy,Economic Development,Political and administrative sciences,Statsvetenskap, förvaltningskunskap},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {China's Environmental Policy Process - A case study of the challenges of creating and implementing air pollution policies in China},
  year         = {2006},
}