In the Name of the Public: Environmental Protest and the Changing Landscape of Popular Contention in China

@article{Steinhardt2016InTN,
  title={In the Name of the Public: Environmental Protest and the Changing Landscape of Popular Contention in China},
  author={H. Christoph Steinhardt and Fengshi Wu},
  journal={The China Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={75},
  pages={61 - 82}
}
Since the mid-2000s, China has experienced a wave of large environmental protests against major economic development projects. Based on both interviews and documentary sources, this article examines four prominent cases and identifies four innovations in China’s popular politics: broadened protest constituencies, mobilization for public goods, a proactive strategy to prevent government projects, and a mutual reinforcement of street mobilization and policy advocacy. These new traits of popular… Expand
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