The Role of Multiple Social Body in the Environmental Governance: The Case of Jiaxing Model

Dimin Zhu

Ekoloji, 2018, Issue 106, Pages: 319-328, Article No: e106024


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Promoting the participation of multiple social entities in environmental governance is an important topic in the research of public governance. Jiaxing City, Zhejiang Province has carried out many explorations in promoting public participation in environmental governance, forming some practical and innovative experiences. This paper studies and elucidates these experiences from the perspective of social governance, examines the “partnership” of establishing mutual cooperation between government and non-governmental organizations, fostering social organizations and promoting the practice of deliberative democracy to explore the implications of achieving effective governance of environmental affairs. This research advocates the realization of the change from “management” to “governance” and believes that Jiaxing experience shows the development direction of China’s environmental governance from a specific perspective.


public participation in environmental protection, multiple social subject, deliberative democracy, environmental law


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