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Institutional constraints on China's transition to sustainability

Chen, Y., Dutra, C. and Sanders, R. (2008) Institutional constraints on China's transition to sustainability. International Journal of Green Economics. 2(2), pp. 135-152. 1744-9928.

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Abstract: This paper analyses the institutional constraints on China's transition to sustainability. Through the investigation of the ecological dimension of the sustainability in China, we argue that there is a vacuum of social consensus and public understanding resulting from unbridled meritocracy and that this forms the key barrier to China's transition to sustainability. In our conclusion, we strongly propose a public debate in the form of dialogue among different classes and interest groups in Chinese society to contemplate a substantial paradigm shift from the transition to sustainable development to the transition to sustainability
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC79.E5 Environmental economics
H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > HC94 By region or country > HC427.95 China
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD72 Economic growth, development, planning > HD75.6 Environmental economics. Sustainable development
Creators: Chen, Yang, Dutra, Cleber and Sanders, Richard
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Faculties, Divisions and Institutes: University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Faculty of Business & Law > Business and International Management (to 2010)
University Faculties, Divisions and Research Centres - OLD > Research Centre > China and Emerging Economies Centre
Faculties > Faculty of Business & Law > International Strategy & Business
Date: 2008
Date Type: Publication
Page Range: pp. 135-152
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Green Economics
Volume: 2
Number: 2
Language: English
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1504/IJGE.2008.019996
ISSN: 1744-9928
Status: Published / Disseminated
URI: http://nectar.northampton.ac.uk/id/eprint/1554

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