China's Environmental Governance of Rapid Industrialisation

Shi Han, L. Zhang

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China's state-dominated system of industrial pollution control has fallen short in mitigating the environmental impacts of rapid industrialisation. This article adopts a multi-actor governance framework to examine and understand the answers China is seeking for these failures, via establishing a new industrial environmental governance model. In this transformation process the role of China's environmental state has been changing along three parallel lines: modernising the existing environmental regulatory networks, decentralising environmental policy and capacity, and including market and civil society actors and institutions in environmental governance.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)271-292
JournalEnvironmental Politics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2006

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