The Use and Misuse of Rules: Environmental Regulation Enforcement and Compliance in China

Monday, May 5, 2014, 3:004:30 p.m. • UC Irvine School of Law, LAW 3500 (Map)

A Public Lecture by Shui Yan Tang


This lecture will highlight several key characteristics of the Chinese governance system that are in potential conflict with sound principles for formulating and enforcing rules. The consequences of such conflicts are illustrated by examples in environmental regulation enforcement and compliance.

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About the Speaker

Shui Yan TangShui Yan Tang is Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration in the Sol Price School of Public Policy, and Research Director for the Judith and John Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Public Enterprise, University of Southern California. Professor Tang’s research focuses on institutional analysis and design, common-pool resource governance, environmental politics and policy, microfinance, collaborative governance, and governance reform. He is the author of Institutions and Collective Action: Self-Governance in Irrigation (ICS Press, 1992), Ten Principles for a Rule-ordered Society: Enhancing China’s Governing Capacity (China Economic Publishing House, 2012), and (with Carlos Lo) Institutions, Regulatory Styles, Society, and Environmental Governance in China (Routledge, 2014). In addition, he has published over 50 journal articles. Professor Tang was an associate editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and he was elected as a Fellow of the US National Academy of Public Administration in 2009.

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