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Environmental Politics and Theory

China’s Environmental Crisis

Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses

Editors: Kassiola, J. (Ed.)

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About this book

This path-breaking collection covers the significance of China's extreme environmental challenges for both Chinese society and the world, how these challenges are impacting domestic Chinese society and its political institutions, and how these institutions are responding in their efforts to address the environmental problems.

About the authors


JOEL KASSIOLA Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences at San Francisco State University, USA.
 
SUJIAN GUO Professor in the Department of Political Science and Director of Centre for U.S.-China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University, USA.

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"The authors cover a wide span of issues ranging from the analysis of current ecological conditions (such as desertification, biodiversity, and food security, all closely interlinked to global climate change) to the role of environmental NGOs and social change caused by environmental issues and governance. Going beyond a pure scientific description of environmental issues, the book provides valuable insights in their possible reasons and ways out and shows the interdependencies of economic growth, environmental degradation, and their repercussions on the Chinese society. Economic welfare - Environmental Kuznets Curve-like - provides for an increase of environmental consciousness in the Chinese society which, for example, is reflected in an increasing number of environmental NGOs with growing influence dealing with issues such as local pollution, safety standards, biodiversity, desertification, and other issues. Broad environmental goals such as a green Chinese society and environmental sustainability (or the Chinese equivalent: a harmonious society) are getting higher on the political agenda on the central level and even locally. On the side, China on an international climate negotiation level is willing to take greater responsibilities. Confucian values or a Chinese way might be the only way out for China to cope with the local, regional, and even global environmental issues in an appropriate way which also can be understood by the Chinese society. In this book many deep thoughts on many urgent questions can be found. Containing important insights into China s most challenging environmental issues, this book is a must for environmental policy analysts." - Andreas Oberheitmann, International Director, Research Center for International Environmental Policy, Tsinghua University


Table of contents (1 chapters)

  • Confucianizing Modernity and “Modernizing” Confucianism: Environmentalism and the Need for a Confucian Positive Argument for Social Change

    Joel Jay Kassiola

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
China’s Environmental Crisis
Book Subtitle
Domestic and Global Political Impacts and Responses
Editors
  • J. Kassiola
Series Title
Environmental Politics and Theory
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Joel Jay Kassiola and Sujian Guo
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-11436-4
DOI
10.1057/9780230114364
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-10664-2
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29026-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 227
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