Effective regulations with little effect? The antecedents of the perceptions of environmental officials on enforcement effectiveness in China.

@article{Lo2006EffectiveRW,
  title={Effective regulations with little effect? The antecedents of the perceptions of environmental officials on enforcement effectiveness in China.},
  author={Carlos Wing-Hung Lo and Gerald E. Fryxell and Wilson Wong},
  journal={Environmental management},
  year={2006},
  volume={38 3},
  pages={
          388-410
        }
}
Enforcement gaps are an especially vexing problem in China due to pervasive "pro-growth" local government priorities, the weak administrative capacity of environmental agencies themselves, and relatively weak levels of societal support for a cleaner environment. This study seeks to examine this problem from the perspective of the local enforcement officials by empirically examining the relationships between these and other influences on their perceptions of enforcement effectiveness. Using… CONTINUE READING