WINTER 2015 LRCCS NOON LECTURE SERIES - Shui Yan Tang

The Use and Misuse of Rules: Environmental Regulation Enforcement and Compliance in China Tuesday, March 10, 12-1pm Room 1636 School of Social Work Building

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

Tuesday, March 10, 12-1pm
Room 1636 School of Social Work Building

Shui Yan Tang

Frances R. and John J. Duggan Professor in Public Administration

Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

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 and compliance.

Shui-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 Government 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 60 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 National Academy of Public Administration, 2009.