Even though China has created an administrative structure and regulatory programs to curb pollution, environmental quality has continued to deteriorate. Are polluters following the rules? And what factors affect the way regulators and polluters alike have responded to China's environmental controls? This thoroughly documented study examines these central questions by analyzing compliance with environmental programs involving wastewater discharge standards, fees, and permits.
Xiaoying Ma is an environmental specialist with the Asian Development Bank in Manila. Leonard Ortolano is the UPS Foundation Professor of Civil Engineering at Stanford University.
Chapter 1 Environmental Costs of China's Economic Growth Chapter 2 Programs Regulating Industrial Pollution Chapter 3 Administrative Structures and Post-1978 Economic Reforms Chapter 4 Organizations Influencing Industrial Pollution Control Chapter 5 Informal Rules of Behavior Affecting Compliance Chapter 6 Program Design and Compliance Chapter 7 Enforcing Environmental Regulations Chapter 8 Effects of Profit, Cost, and Ownership Form on Enterprises' Response to Regulations Chapter 9 Comparing China and the United States