The mining governance in China features a dilemma: on the one hand, there are various issues inherent in China’s mining institutions: 1) an outdated nature of the current legislation, 2) ambiguity in the regulations, and 3) administrative fragmentation of responsible authorities. On the other hand, China has witnessed a fast growing mining industry. Therefore, this study aims to explain this phenomenon by adopting the theories and conceptual framework on institutional function and credibility put forward by Ho (2005, 2014, 2016a). The central question is as follows: How do China’s mining institutions affect the local communities, and to what extent do the rural residents perceive these as credible?
|Award date||26 Mar 2018|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|