The growth of municipal waste is a common challenge found in the urbanised cities of Greater China, but the question of how to manage municipal waste is controversial.
Wong examines the politics of managing municipal waste in three cities of Greater China: Guangzhou, Taipei, and Hong Kong. She looks at the controversies that arise from the issue and the consequent politicisation of the various solutions that are adopted. Focusing particularly on the dynamics of policy actors in the three cities, she compares the different political situations in each with the others. This provides a valuable lens through which to explore the larger issue of the political transformation of Environmental Management in the Greater China region.
A compelling insight into environmental policymaking in Greater China, for scholars studying the dynamics of Chinese politics.
Table of Contents
Preface 1. Introduction: An Analytical Framework of Understanding the Context of Politics of Municipal Waste Management in Greater China 2. Political Context of Greater China: A Glance View 3. From Waste Battle to World’s Miracle: Municipal Waste Politics in Taipei City 4. Guangzhou: Roles of Public Participation in MSW Governance 5. Hong Kong: Unresponsive Collective Action in MSW Politics 6. Policy Transfer in Municipal Waste Management: the "Taipei model" and its impacts on the Greater China Region 7. Conclusion: Same Thought but Different Results
Natalie Wai Man Wong is a visiting fellow in the Department of Public Policy, City University of Hong Kong.