Abstract

Abstract:

China’s domestic climate-change policy has changed remarkably since 1988. In the late 1980s, the central government viewed climate change as a highly scientific, foreign affairs issue, and any policies were limited to scientific investigations. A mere decade later, climate change was seen as a developmental issue. By 2007 climate change had become a national priority. Since then, climate-change policies have expanded in measure and in scope. In this article I employ the advocacy coalition framework (ACF) to explain the policy changes. The ACF takes into account the overall sophistication of socioeconomic conditions in China as well as the climate-change advocacy coalition’s communications and active use of their amassed knowledge to influence policy.

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Additional Information

ISSN
2288-2871
Print ISSN
0258-9184
Pages
pp. 111-135
Launched on MUSE
2019-01-22
Open Access
No
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