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Foreign Firms, Investment, and Environmental Regulation in the People's Republic of China
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Foreign Firms, Investment, and Environmental Regulation in the People's Republic of China

Phillip Stalley

Abstract

This book takes as its focus a simple yet critical question: Does foreign direct investment lead to weakened environmental regulation, thereby turning developing countries into “pollution havens?” The author examines the development of Chinese law governing the environmental impact of foreign investors, describes how regional competition for investment has influenced environmental regulation, and analyzes the environmental practices of foreign and Chinese companies. He finds only modest evidence that integration with the global economy has transformed China into a pollution haven. Indeed, afte ... More

Keywords: foreign firms, investment, environmental regulation, China, foreign investors, pollution havens, global economy, environmental protection, industrial pollution, foreign investment

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780804771535
Published to Stanford Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.11126/stanford/9780804771535.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Phillip Stalley, author