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Paradoxes of Democratisation: Environmental Politics in East Asia
Rutledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia (2014)
  • Mary Alice Haddad, Wesleyan University
Abstract
This chapter examines environmental politics in four polities that run the full spectrum of political regimes: mainland China (authoritarian), South Korea and Taiwan (newly democratic), and Japan (mature democracy). The chapter argues that variation in environmental politics in each place resulted primarily from the timing of their environmental movements, with subsequent movements learning from predecessors and gaining increasing access to global NGO networks. Paradoxically, when environmental movements became linked to democratization movements (in South Korea and Taiwan), they also became linked to political parties, which hindered access to government policymaking when non-allied parties were in power.
Publication Date
2014
Editor
Paul Harris and Graeme Lang
Publisher
Routledge
ISBN
9780415659857
Citation Information
Mary Alice Haddad. "Paradoxes of Democratisation: Environmental Politics in East Asia" Rutledge Handbook of Environment and Society in Asia (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/mahaddad/11/