Pollution Control in East Asia: Lessons from Newly Industrializing Economies
"Rock's book is both informative and thought-provoking. As such, I recommend it to all readers who wish to learn more about issues at the interface of the environment and development in an East Asian context" (Development Policy Review).
About the publication
Rock's text makes it clear that each economy found unique, innovative ways to link environmental protection to its own political and economic institutions. Thus, while public pressure from both home and abroad gave strong impetus to successful programmes in Taiwan, the development of policy in Singapore involved limited public review and a centralized, government-led process. The result of Rock's scholarship is a book that provides important lessons without being reductionist. The book offers insights to apply to pollution management in a diverse range of developing nations, but it avoids attempts for precise prescriptions, or universally appealing, normative answers.
Co-publication: ISEAS / RFF
Institute of Southeast Asian Studies / Resources for the Future Press