Environmental Regulation in China: Institutions, Enforcement, and Compliance

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Ma, Xiaoying and Leonard Ortolano. Environmental Regulation in China: Institutions, Enforcement, and Compliance. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2000.

Even though China has created an administrative structure and regulatory programs to curb pollution, environmental quality has continued to deteriorate. Are polluters following the rules? How do regulators and polluters alike respond to China’s environmental controls? This thoroughly documented study examines these central questions by analyzing compliance with programs involving wastewater discharge standards, fees, and permits. The successes and failures of these programs are tracked in comprehensive case studies and remarkably candid surveys of factory managers in six Chinese cities. The final chapter adds an international dimension by comparing Chinese water pollution control programs with their counterparts in the United States. — Rowman & Littlefield website. https://rowman.com/ISBN/9780847693986.

Xiaoying Ma is an environmental specialist with the Asian Development Bank. Leonard Ortolano is the UPS Foundation Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford University.