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Localised protests, acquiescent villagers and local state brokers: managing pollution in a Chinese village. Learning to live with pollution: how Chinese villagers redefine their interests

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It is often assumed that when citizens do not oppose pollution, it is due to their ignorance of its effects or to structural barriers to change. Based on participant observation and semi-structured interviews in a heavily industrialised village in South-West China, this paper argues that a sense of inevitability of pollution is just as important an obstacle. We argue that perceptions of inevitability were produced by (1) interdependence between villagers, village leaders, and industries; (2) ...

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University of Oxford
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SSD
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SOGE
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Geography
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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Yunnan Academy of Social Sciences
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Yunnan Health and Development Research Association
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University of Amsterdam
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English
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ora:9880
Deposit date:
2015-02-03

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