Green Politics in China: Environmental Governance and State-Society Relations
by Joy Y Zhang and Michael Barr
Pluto Press, 2013
Cloth: 978-0-7453-3300-7 | Paper: 978-0-7453-3299-4
Library of Congress Classification GE190.C6Z4525 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY | TOC
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Based on interviews with members of grassroots organisations, media and government institutions, Green Politics in China provides an in-depth and engaging account of the novel ways in which Chinese society is responding to its environmental crisis, using examples rarely captured in Western media or academia.

Joy Y. Zhang and Michael Barr explain how environmental problems are transforming Chinese society through new developments such as the struggle for clean air, low-carbon conspiracy theories, new forms of public fund raising and the international tactics of grassroots NGOs. In doing so, they challenge static understandings of state-society relations in China.

Green Politics in China is an illuminating and detailed investigation which provides crucial insights into how China is both changing internally and emerging as a powerful player in global environmental politics.
Nearby on shelf for Environmental sciences / Environmental policy: