Environmental Awareness in Developing Countries  - The Cases of China and Thailand

Development and the Environment Series

No.3

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■ Environmental Awareness in Developing Countries - The Cases of China and Thailand
Edited by Sigeki Nisihira, Reeitsu Kojima, Hideo Okamoto and Shigeki Fujisaki
■ 6,264円(本体価格 5,800円)
■ 344pp
■ Published in 1997

CONTENTS


INTRODUCTION

1. Introduction: Up and Down with Ecology
2. Global Environmental Problems and the North-South Divide
3. Development and the Environment: The Experiences of Japan and Industrializing Asia
4. Economic Convergence and the Stationary State: The Future of the Earth

2 Survey on Environmental Awareness in China and Thailand / Shigeki Nishihira

1. Survey Methods
2. Comparison of Environmental Awareness
3. The Role of Opinion Surveys in Area Studies

PART I THE CASE OF CHINA

Introduction
1. A Fundamental Perspective on Environmental Problems in China
2. The Degree of Environmental Degradation and Improvements
3. Conclusion

Introduction
1. A Fundamental Perspective on Environmental Problems in China
2. The Degree of Environmental Degradation and Improvements
3. Conclusion

Supplement: The Three Gorges Dam Project and Problem of Community Relocation
1. Outline of the Project
2. Implications of the Resettlement of 1.2 Million People
3. Consciousness of the Relocatees and Reactions from Abroad

5 The Environmental Awareness of Chinese Citizens: A Sociological Analysis / Yuan Fang

1. Government as the Leading Factor in Environmental Protection in China
2. China's Citizens
3. The Social Awareness of Citizens
4. The Environmental Awareness of Citizens : The Old Cities of Beijing and Shanghai
Conclusion

Introduction
1. Community Transformation in the Major Cities of Contemporary China
2. Change in the Living Environment and Its Implication
3. Residents' Awareness in Solving Problems in Their Living Environment
Conclusion

7 The Environmental Consiciousness of the Central Government Elite in the People's Republic of China / Zieng Jing

1. The Need for a Survey on the Environmental Consciousness of the Chinese Elite Class
2. Regarding the Interview Survey
3. The Environmental Consciousness of Central Government Elites
4. Summary

PART II THE CASE OF THAILAND

Introduction
1. Rise of the Environmental Protection Boom in the 1990s
2. Complaints about the Dispute Settlement System and Future Problems

9 The Environmental Awareness and Attitude of the Government and Media in Thailand / Piyachatr Pradubraj

Introduction
1. State of the Environment in Thailand
2. Governmental Responses to Environmental Needs
3. The Media's Performance in Environmental Problems
4. Comparing the Roles of the Government and the Media

Introduction
1. Survey Overview
2. Survey Hypotheses
3. Overview of Survey Results
4. Characterizing Thai Environmental Awareness

Introduction
1. Background of Frequent Environmental Disputes
2. Types of Environmental Movement
3. Social Class and Political Awareness in Urban and Rural Areas
4. Types of Environmental Disputes and the Urban-Rural Political Culture

12 Industrialization and Environmental Diputes: A Case Study of the Nampong River / Preeda Prapertchob

1. The Founding of the Phoenix Pulp and Paper Factory
2. The Paper Mill's Contributions to the Local Community
3. The Problems of Water and Air Pollution from the Factory
4. People's Organizations and Environmental Protection
5. Issues to Be Addressed
Conclusions

13 An Institutional Approach for Environmental Protection through Analysisof Incentives: A Case Study of Forests in Thailand / Apichai Puntasen

1. Introduction
2. Forests in Thailand
3. Disincentives Caused by Macro-Structures
4. Incentive System Facing Government Officials
5. Incentive System Facing People Settling around the Forest
6. Factors Expanding Disincentive against Forest Protection
7. Future Prospect on Forest Protection in Thailand
8. Conclusion

PART III ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES FOR THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF RESEARCH

1. Clarifying My Objectives
2. Why Has It Become Important to Make Residents the Focus of Environmental Issues?
3. Three Paradigms
4. Comparing the Three Types
5. A Rough Sketch of Life-Environmentalism

Preface
1. The Need for a Simultaneous Response to Environmental Problems
2. The Lack of Human Resources with Professional Expertise
3. Implications to Environmental Policy and Social Research