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dc.contributor.authorKostka, Geniaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-09-29en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-17T13:40:21Z-
dc.date.available2011-10-17T13:40:21Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/50548-
dc.description.abstractThis paper analyzes the career backgrounds of local government officials in provincial Environmental Protection Bureaus (EPBs) in China and explains appointment processes of Chinese EPB bureaucrats. Using biographical information of provincial EPB heads and drawing on extensive fieldwork conducted in 2010 in Shanxi Province and Inner Mongolia, this paper finds that only one-fourth of current EPB heads were promoted through the bureau ranks within the EPB, while the remaining three-fourths were appointed from positions outside the environment field. Further, nearly all EPB heads' professional backgrounds and associated networks can be clearly categorized as environmental, business, provincial government, or local government oriented. The paper delineates these four types of Chinese EPB leaders and explains why an awareness of the different professional orientations is critical to understanding environmental protection in China. These findings have implications for inferring the unique characteristics of a province's EPB leadership, the implementation capacities of provincial EPBs, and the appointment preferences of provincial leaders.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherFrankfurt School of Finance & Management Frankfurt, M.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesWorking paper series // Frankfurt School of Finance & Management 174en_US
dc.subject.jelP28en_US
dc.subject.jelQ28en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.jelR58en_US
dc.subject.jelQ48en_US
dc.subject.jelQ58en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordagencyen_US
dc.subject.keywordenvironmental protectionen_US
dc.subject.keywordpolicy implementationen_US
dc.subject.keywordnetworksen_US
dc.subject.keywordChinaen_US
dc.titleEnvironmental Protection Bureau leadership at the provincial level in China: Examining diverging career backgrounds and appointment patternsen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669139262en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:fsfmwp:174-
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