Title: Measurement of cooperative degree among participants in multi-cooperative air pollution control in Beijing of China and its influencing factors

Authors: Changsheng Meng; Duofen Chang; Yongping Chen

Addresses: School of Public Administration, Beihang University, No. 37, Xueyuan Rd., Beijing 100191, China ' School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University, No. 30 Shuangqing Rd., Haidian District, Beijing, 100084, China ' Matsuda Guangzhou Vocational College of Management, Zhucun Street, Guangzhou, 511370, China

Abstract: Various actors that participate in Beijing's air pollution control can be classified into eleven types. A questionnaire survey was used to measure the degree of collaboration among these actors and eleven hypotheses were formulated. It was found that the degree of collaboration is affected to varying degrees by factors including actor's willingness, ability, cost and benefit of participation, the need to share risks, and trust. These hypotheses are verified. An alternative approach is offered in the study to quantify the degree of collaboration among actors in the multi-collaborative governance of air pollution. This paper points out that the factors influencing the degree of collaboration among air pollution governance actors are an integrated whole, and proposes the construction of a government-centred multi-collaborative governance system of air pollution.

Keywords: Beijing; air pollution; multi-collaboration governance; environmental governance; actors; participants; degree of collaboration; measurement; willingness; ability; cost and benefit of participation; the need to share risks; trust.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEP.2020.120160

International Journal of Environment and Pollution, 2020 Vol.68 No.3/4, pp.216 - 242

Received: 30 May 2020
Accepted: 04 Nov 2020

Published online: 28 Dec 2021 *

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