The Politics of Disaster Management in China

Institutions, Interest Groups, and Social Participation

Authors: Chen, Gang

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In China’s 4,000-year-long history and modern development, natural disaster management has been about not only human combat against devastating natural forces, but also institutional building, political struggle, and economic interest redistribution among different institutional players. A significant payoff for social scientists studying disasters is that they can reveal much of the hidden nature of political and economic processes and structures, particularly those in non-democracies, which are normally covered up with great care. This book reviews the problems and progress in the politics of China’s disaster management. It analyses the factors in China’s governance and political process that restrains its capacity to manage disasters. The book helps the audience better understand the dynamic relationship among various interest groups and civic forces in modern China’s disaster politics, with special emphasis on the process of pluralization, decentralization and fragmentation.

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Chen Gang is Senior Research Fellow at the East Asian Institute (EAI), National University of Singapore. His publications include China’s Climate Policy and Politics of China's Environmental Protection: Problems and Progress. He provides consultancy for the Singapore government on political and environmental issues in East Asia. He is frequently interviewed by media like The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, NHK, and Xinhua News Agency.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Politics of Disaster Management in China
Book Subtitle
Institutions, Interest Groups, and Social Participation
Authors
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-54831-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-54831-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-55711-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-71800-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 137
Number of Illustrations
5 illustrations in colour
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