Significant efforts towards environmental transparency have been made by the Chinese government since 2008. This paper focuses on the technical decisions shaping a database of official pollution information built and operated by a Chinese NGO known as the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE). Issues of standardization, power distribution and institutional fragmentation are discussed. The paper illustrates a case of NGOs integrating enforcement capabilities as data centres amidst the growing reliance on processes of informational governance of environmental issues.

Tarantino, M., Zimmermann, B., Database Green: Software, Environmentalism and Data Flows in China, <<CHINA QUARTERLY>>, 2017; (229): 205-217. [doi:10.1017/S0305741016001600] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/122070]

Database Green: Software, Environmentalism and Data Flows in China

Tarantino, Matteo
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Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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2017

Abstract

Significant efforts towards environmental transparency have been made by the Chinese government since 2008. This paper focuses on the technical decisions shaping a database of official pollution information built and operated by a Chinese NGO known as the Institute of Public and Environmental Affairs (IPE). Issues of standardization, power distribution and institutional fragmentation are discussed. The paper illustrates a case of NGOs integrating enforcement capabilities as data centres amidst the growing reliance on processes of informational governance of environmental issues.
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Tarantino, M., Zimmermann, B., Database Green: Software, Environmentalism and Data Flows in China, <>, 2017; (229): 205-217. [doi:10.1017/S0305741016001600] [http://hdl.handle.net/10807/122070]
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