My book, China Goes Green: Coercive Environmentalism for a Troubled Planet, provides an innovative, evidence-based analysis of China’s exercise of environmental power at home and overseas. In it, my co-author Judith Shapiro and I argue that, counterintuitively, the strength of China’s brand of state-led environmentalism hinges not on a strong state, but on mechanisms that place state power in check.
To read more about the book, you can check out The Economist‘s review by David Rennie and our interview with Tianjie Ma in China Dialogue. Since the book’s publication, we have written a series of articles to continue our critical investigation; they are in Noema Magazine and the South China Morning Post. Reviews by academic peers have appeared in top scholarly outlets, including Environmental Politics and the Journal of Political Ecology. General information about the book is available on its info sheet, which we continuously update as new information becomes available.
To listen to an interview on the subject, you can choose from my interview with Marco Werman on NPR’s The World, the Sinica Podcast‘s episode asking whether coercive environmentalism is the answer, or Environment China‘s special episode about the book.
To watch a video featuring the book, choose from our youtube playlist, which consists of recordings of past events at prestigious institutions such as the Wilson Center and the Fairbank Center!