The Problem of Implementing Water Pollution Policies in China

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Essay #: 066244
Total text length is 5,772 characters (approximately 4.0 pages).

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Water Pollution: An Analysis of the Problem of Implementing Environmental Policy in China’s Hierarchical Authoritarian System of Government
This study will analyze the paradox of implementing functional environmental water pollution policies throughout China even though it possesses a strict hierarchal and authoritarian governing body. While the overarching Chinese government has prevented pollution in the Yangzi and Huai Rivers through legislation, the ability to enforce these laws effectively has been a problem at the local regional levels. Often, farmers, corporations, and other local municipalities place profitability over that of environmental safety. In essence, the dichotomy between the efficient planning of provincial governments...
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Watts, J. (2006). “The dry facts: China is running out of water, while industrial pollution is an increasing problem in the dwindling supplies that it has.” Guardian UK. Retrieved February 10, 2011 from http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2006/oct/04/water.guardiansocietysupplement