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Author Zeng, Ka, 1973-

Title Greening China : the benefits of trade and foreign direct investment / Ka Zeng and Joshua Eastin.

Published Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, ©2011.


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (239 pages) : illustrations, maps.
Series Michigan studies in international political economy
Michigan studies in international political economy.
Books at JSTOR Open Access
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-228) and index.
Contents ""Contents""; ""Chapter 1: Theoretical Contentions and Analytical Approaches""; ""Chapter 2: Debunking the “Pollution-Haven� and “Race-to-the-Bottom� Hypothes""; ""Chapter 3: Environmental Pollution and Regulation in China""; ""Provincial-Level Analyses""; ""Chapter 4: Pollution Havens and Racing to the Bottom: A Provincial-Level Analysis""; ""Chapter 5: Do Chinese Provinces “Trade Up� and “ Invest Up�?""; ""Firm-Level Analyses""; ""Chapter 6: How Do Firms Behave? Survey Evidence from Business Executives""
""Chapter 7: Asia Pulp & Paper: Local Standards, World Markets, and Environmental Protection""""Chapter 8: Implications, Caveats, and Future Research Questions""; ""Notes""; ""Bibliography""; ""Index""
Summary "'The authors make some very critical interventions in this debate and scholars engaged in the environmental pollution haven and race to the bottom debates will need to take the arguments made here seriously, re-evaluating their own preferred theories to respond to the insightful theorizing and empirically rigorous testing that Zeng and Eastin present in the book.' -Ronald Mitchell, University of Oregon. China has earned a reputation for lax environmental standards that allegedly attract corporations more interested in profit than in moral responsibility and, consequently, further negate incentives to raise environmental standards. Surprisingly, Ka Zeng and Joshua Eastin find that international economic integration with nation-states that have stringent environmental regulations facilitates the diffusion of corporate environmental norms and standards to Chinese provinces. At the same time, concerns about 'green' tariffs imposed by importing countries encourage Chinese export-oriented firms to ratchet up their own environmental standards. The authors present systematic quantitative and qualitative analyses and data that not only demonstrate the ways in which external market pressure influences domestic environmental policy but also lend credence to arguments for the ameliorative effect of trade and foreign direct investment on the global environment."-- Provided by publisher.
NOTES This work is licensed under a Creative Commons license
This work is licensed by Knowledge Unlatched under a Creative Commons license
Other author Eastin, Joshua.
JSTOR issuing body.
Subject Environmental policy -- China.
International trade.
China -- Environmental conditions.
Electronic books.
Electronic resource.
Electronic book.
ISBN 9780472027101 (electronic bk.)
0472027107 (electronic bk.)
9780472117680 (electronic bk.)
0472117688 (electronic bk.)
9780472901197 (electronic bk.)
0472901192 (electronic bk.)
Standard Number 9786613282354