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Undermining Grassland Management Through Centralized Environmental Policies in Inner Mongolia

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dc.contributor.author Xiaoyi, Wang en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-31T15:12:35Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-31T15:12:35Z
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-12-07 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2007-12-07 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/4087
dc.description.abstract "China's government is trying to protect grasslands from desertification. The government first 'contracted out' pasture land to individual herding households because it believes private ownership provides incentives for households to protect their pasture holdings. Pasture contracting out, however, did not solve the problem. Faced with continuing serious desertification the government responded with new environment policies and more-direct intervention - with additional funding to strengthen centralized government - policy implementation and enforcement capacity. These new policies have also failed to stop grassland degradation. This paper, based on a case study in an agro-herding area in Inner Mongolia, China, shows how and why the pasture contracting system and subsequent centralized environmental protection policies failed to enhance conservation. The policy of pasture contracting out damaged the existing local administrative practices of common grassland management, while grassland protection policies undermined local management capacity." en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Representation, Equity and Environment Working Paper, WP # 29 en_US
dc.subject grasslands en_US
dc.subject resource management en_US
dc.subject environmental policy en_US
dc.subject environmental protection en_US
dc.subject land tenure and use en_US
dc.title Undermining Grassland Management Through Centralized Environmental Policies in Inner Mongolia en_US
dc.type Working Paper en_US
dc.publisher.workingpaperseries World Resources Institute, DC, USA en_US
dc.coverage.region East Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country China en_US
dc.subject.sector Land Tenure & Use en_US
dc.submitter.email aurasova@indiana.edu en_US

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