Local Level Collaborations on Environmental Issues in China through the Lens of Institutional Collective Action
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This research investigates different mechanisms of cooperation among local authorities in China to provide integrated solutions to address environmental issues in the Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei Region, the Pearl River Delta, Yangtze River and the Chengdu Plain Economic Zones. Using the regional agreement as the unit of analysis, we examine the determinants of cooperation mechanisms among government entities across different levels of government to solve regional environmental collective action problems. Empirical analyses of the emergence and institutional forms of environmental collaborations investigate how the problem situation, the interests of affected actors and existing relationships and institutions shape inter-local collaborations. Based on content analysis of media reports we identify interlocal agreements and explain variation in scope and formality by testing hypotheses derived from the institutional collective action framework.
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