Central–Local Relations: Recentralization and Environmental Governance in China

  title={Central–Local Relations: Recentralization and Environmental Governance in China},
  author={Genia Kostka and Jonas Nahm},
  journal={The China Quarterly},
  pages={567 - 582}
Abstract Recent literature on environmental governance in China frequently ascribes blame for China's environmental problems to sub-national governments' lax environmental enforcement. Such research implicitly assumes that more central control would lead to better results but, as yet, the role of the centre in environmental governance remains underresearched. In the context of the current phase of recentralization, this article studies central and local interests, capacities and interactions… Expand
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