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URN etd-0615114-231207
Author Hsia-yin Tseng
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Department ICAPS
Year 2013
Semester 2
Degree Master
Type of Document
Language zh-TW.Big5 Chinese
Title The Environmental Protests in China: Three Dimensional Analysis
Date of Defense 2014-06-11
Page Count 153
Keyword
  • environmental protests
  • central government
  • local governments
  • environmental NGOs
  • Abstract Since the mid-1990, the environmental protests in China intensified and resulted in not only the expanding scale of protest activities but also the increasing frequency of arising demonstration, in addition, violence occurred alongside the protests. This study adopts the wide-noticed six “anti-PX protests” in China in the past five years as study cases, bringing deep analysis of the ways of response and the counter measures conducted by different government levels and various social groups toward the increasingly frequent environmental protests and investigating the determine factors for the successes and failures of the protests through the three-level analysis of central government, local government and environmental NGOs.
     This study indicates that the successful rate depends on whether the protesters can win the support of central government. The timing of occurrence of the environmental protests is the determine factor of the interference of central government. If the protests occur in a sensitive moment which can lead to eliminating the legitimacy and political trust of the central government the support from central government is more likely to be seen. As for the counter measures to the environmental protests, local governments always stands in accordance with the central government, which is at first showing a relatively higher tolerance till violence occurs. Violence is usually put down by repression from local governments in order to maintain its authority. In contrary, the environmental NGOs that has been intervened and restricted by government for a long-term tend not to be involved in bottom-up self-helped environmental protests in order to avoid political risks and obtain the dependent autonomy.
    Advisory Committee
  • Chin-Peng Chu - chair
  • Chia-hsiung Chiang - co-chair
  • Teh-chang Lin - advisor
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    Date of Submission 2014-07-15

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