Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China's Western Regions

Environmental Protection Policy and Experience in the U.S. and China's Western Regions

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Environmental scholars and specialists from U.S. and China provide insightful comparisons and analyses of environmental protection policy and experience in the U.S. and ChinaOs western regions. A special focus is provided on the lessons of the U.S. experience for environmental protection in ChinaOs western regions, the biological and environmental challenges facing China in the western regions, and responses and strategies China has adopted in coping with them.show more

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  • Hardback | 214 pages
  • 157.48 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739147420
  • 9780739147429

About Sujian Guo

Sujian Guo is professor in the Department of Political Science and director of the Center for U.S.-China Policy Studies at San Francisco State University, with concurrent appointments as associate dean and distinguished professor at Fudan Institute for Advanced Study in Social Sciences at Fudan University, China. Joel J. Kassiola is dean of the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at San Francisco State University. Jijiao Zhang is professor in the Institute of Ethnology and Anthropology at the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and founder and chair of the Commission on Enterprise Anthropology, China.show more

Review quote

There is a substantial amount of unique material in this book, and particularly outstanding are the detailed case studies of environmental or environment related social issues in China's western regions, especially the issue of ecological migration which is approached from different perspectives in two chapters. The book is also valuable for its pioneering work in comparing these two development processes through the lens of environmental issues, which has been neglected by most previous studies, and draws readers' attention to the environmental aspect of China's westward development...Overall, this book offers a fresh methodology for researching the environmental issues that have arisen in the process of China's development from a comparative perspective, and attempts to draw lessons from the US in its westward development more than a century earlier. This book should be read by any serious student interested in China's environmental politics and policy, comparative environment politics, and China studies broadly construed. Journal of Chinese Political Science The U.N. Climate Conference in Copenhagen made clear that the fate of the planet rests in large part on the environmental policies of two superpowers, China and the United States. This volume could not be more timely with its analysis and comparison of environmental policy in China and the United States. -- Carlos Davidson, San Francisco State University The strength of this book lies in the contributors' shared and genuine attempt to explore the potential of mutual learning in environmental protection between the United States and China. The comparative case studies included in the volume are coherent as a whole, and highly relevant to the field of environmental politics individually. -- Fengshi Wu, Chinese University of Hong Kongshow more

Table of contents

Chapter 1 Introduction: Ecological and Environmental Challenges in China's Western Regions Part 2 Part 1: Lessons from the U.S. Experience for China Chapter 3 Chapter 1: American Agricultural Conservation as a National Policy: Lessons from the U. S. for China's Great West Development Chapter 4 Chapter 2: Grassroots Environmental Management in the Western United States: Can it be a Model for Success for Western China Chapter 5 Chapter 3: Values Conflict in American Environmental Federalism, with Implications for China Chapter 6 Chapter 4: Urban Growth Control and Farmland Preservation in West China Chapter 7 Chapter 5: Archaeological Site Management as Environmental Policy in U.S. and China: Implications for Western Expansion in China Part 8 Part 2: Chinese Environmental Policy and Experience Chapter 9 Chapter 6: Environmental Consciousness Change: A Comparative Study of USA and PRC (1950-2008) Chapter 10 Chapter 7: Urban Environmental Protection Policies and their Effects in China Chapter 11 Chapter 8: Ecological and Environmental Migration in China: Policy and Practice Chapter 12 Chapter 9: "Cities Besieged by Garbage" and Counter-measures for Environmental Protection in Western Cities: A Case Study of Solid Waste Classification in Kunming Chapter 13 Chapter 10: Ecological Migration Practices and the Placement of Migrants and its Impact on Poverty Alleviation and Development: A Case Study of the Huanjiang Maonan Autonomous County Guangxishow more