Environmental issues and policy ppriorities in China: A content analysis of government documents

Huang, Xibing, Zhao, Dingtao, Brown, Colin G., Wu, Yanrui and Waldron, Scott A. (2010) Environmental issues and policy ppriorities in China: A content analysis of government documents. China: An International Journal, 8 2: 220-246. doi:10.1142/S0219747210000142


Author Huang, Xibing
Zhao, Dingtao
Brown, Colin G.
Wu, Yanrui
Waldron, Scott A.
Title Environmental issues and policy ppriorities in China: A content analysis of government documents
Journal name China: An International Journal   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0219-7472
0219-8614
Publication date 2010-09-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1142/S0219747210000142
Volume 8
Issue 2
Start page 220
End page 246
Total pages 27
Place of publication Singapore, Singapore
Publisher World Scientific Publishing
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Not all environmental issues get the same level of policy attention because of the limited capacity of the political and administrative system to consider all issues simultaneously. This article explores the priority attached to different environmental issues in China through a content analysis of 1,564 government documents during the 1999 to 2008 period. The analysis focuses on four issues, namely pollution types, high-polluting industrial sectors, environmental policy instruments and the implementation of international environmental treaties. The empirical results provide useful insights into changing policy priorities in the area of environmental protection so as to gain a better understanding of the roles of environmental regulation in China. © 2010 Project MUSE®.
Keyword Environmental policy
Environmental protection
China
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2011 Collection
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