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Green politics in China : environmental governance and state-society relations

Author: Joy Yueyue Zhang; Michael Barr
Publisher: London : Pluto Press, New York : Distributed by Palgrave Macmillan 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Provides an in-depth and engaging account of the novel ways in which Chinese society is responding to its environmental crisis.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Yueyue Zhang; Michael Barr
ISBN: 9780745333007 0745333001 9780745332994 0745332994
OCLC Number: 853461405
Description: viii, 159 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: 1 Who Is to Blame? 19 --
Chinese Climate Sceptics: Recounting Responsibility? 19 --
China Is Not Happy 23 --
The Unhappy Government: What Entitles-You to Lecture Me? 23 --
The Unhappy Society: Whom Should We Blame? 27 --
Public Questioning of Authority 28 --
Conclusion 32 --
2 Ways of Seeing 35 --
Looking Through the Lens 37 --
Making It Real: Encouraging the Public's Will to Act 39 --
Recasting Individual Responsibility Through the Lens 43 --
New Forms of Mobilization 45 --
An Alternative View of Public Engagement 48 --
The Power of Public Gaze 53 --
Ways of Seeing and Ways of Weighing 59 --
3 Ways of Changing 62 --
Clean Air with Chinese Characteristics 64 --
The Politicisation of PM2.5 66 --
'I Monitor the Air for My Country' 70 --
The Imagined Communities of Respiration 77 --
'From the Soil' Revisited 78 --
Open Information and the Silent Apple 79 --
A Clash of Values 82 --
A Greener Apple on the Ground 88 --
4 Conformist Rebels 91 --
Mitigating Administrative and Financial Constraints 91 --
Unregistered But Not Underground 91 --
Conceptual Labour with Real Cash 93 --
The Symbiotic Relationship with Government 97 --
The Government's Role Viewed from the Bottom Up 97 --
Attaching the Government's Name 100 --
ENGOs: A Rebel and a Conformist 104 --
5 The Green Leap Forward 107 --
'Policies from Above and Countermeasures from Below' 108 --
In Five Years' Time ... 113 --
What Goes Around Comes Around 116 --
An Eco-Soft Power? 120 --
The Politics of Harmony 123.
Responsibility: Joy Y. Zhang and Michael Barr.

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Through a series of fascinating case studies and interviews, Zhang and Barr reveal the complex interaction between China's people and its government as policy is decided and implemented. This book Read more...

 
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