Institutional constraints on China's transition to sustainability

Yang Chen, Cleber Dutra, Richard Sanders

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Abstract

This paper analyses the institutional constraints on China's transition to sustainability. Through the investigation of the ecological dimension of the sustainability in China, we argue that there is a vacuum of social consensus and public understanding resulting from unbridled meritocracy and that this forms the key barrier to China's transition to sustainability. In our conclusion, we strongly propose a public debate in the form of dialogue among different classes and interest groups in Chinese society to contemplate a substantial paradigm shift from the transition to sustainable development to the transition to sustainability.
Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Green Economics
Volume2
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 20 Aug 2008
Externally publishedYes

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Chen, Yang ; Dutra, Cleber ; Sanders, Richard. / Institutional constraints on China's transition to sustainability. In: International Journal of Green Economics. 2008 ; Vol. 2, No. 2.
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Institutional constraints on China's transition to sustainability. / Chen, Yang; Dutra, Cleber; Sanders, Richard.

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