Carlos wing-Hung Lo is Associate Profasor in the LlepurcmentofManamment at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
INSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE SYSTEM OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Service Organizations as an Alternative for Administrative Enhancement
Article first published online: 24 JUN 2005
Review of Policy Research
Volume 18, Issue 1, pages 36–57, March 2001
How to Cite
Lo, C. W.-H., Lo, J. M.-K. and Cheung, K.-C. (2001), INSTITUTIONAL REFORM IN ENVIRONMENTAL GOVERNANCE SYSTEM OF THE PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA: Service Organizations as an Alternative for Administrative Enhancement. Review of Policy Research, 18: 36–57. doi: 10.1111/j.1541-1338.2001.tb00966.x
- Issue published online: 24 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 24 JUN 2005
The economic reform in the PRC inaugurated by Deng Xiaoping in 1979 has changed the landscape of the regime's environmental governance by putting it in a more market-oriented context. As a strategy to strengthen administrative capacity in a situation heavily circumscribed by the limited resource support from local governments, the environmental protection authorities at all levels have established a sizable number of service organizations to provide them administrative support. These service organizations have to sponsor their own operation by engaging in revenue-generating or fund raising activities. This has led to the emergence and proliferation of service organizations in the environmental governance system in the last decade. This article will examine, from a state capacity perspective, institutional reform in the environmental governance system of the PRC1.