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Title: The political economy of CDM market in China : business actors in the governance of carbon offset
Author: Shen, Wei
Awarding Body: University of East Anglia
Current Institution: University of East Anglia
Date of Award: 2013
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This thesis examines the role of business actors in networking, influencing and shaping the governance of China’s CDM market. By adopting a neo-pluralistic view of business power, it reveals how companies in the CDM market in China are wielding their unique capabilities and technics to affect policy making and implementing process both at the national and local level. It is based on a qualitative case study strategy to investigate and reveal the detailed context and causes for some worrying problems around CDM in China. 42 interviews, plus large number of document, and field observations have been carried out to collect data. The study also illustrated their constraints to achieve their goals and strategic preferences due to the confrontational interests among business actors. In general, it contributes insights of the reform era political economy in China’s environmental and climate governance.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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