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Feb 22, 2022 | ISBN 9780262543699

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“An excellent first step in addressing a range of questions about China and supply chain sustainability.”
—The China Quarterly

“A timely and vital contribution to conversations about sustainability inside and outside academia.”
–H-Net Reviews

Certifying China makes a significant contribution to emerging research on eco-certification and sustainability governance within an emerging economy context.”
—Earth System Governance

“This informative book makes a valuable contribution not only in terms of its rich empirical evidence but also its perceptive theoretical engagement with the political economy of environmental governance, particularly regarding the interaction between international actors and the Chinese state.”
Environmental Politics

Table Of Contents

Series Foreword ix
Acknowledgments xi
List of Abbreviation xv
1 Introduction: Eco-Certification and Emerging Economies 1
2 Between Markets and States: Grounding Transnational Governance in China 27
3 Seafood: The Rise of Eco-Certification Led by a National Industry Association 55
4 Palm Oil: The Entry of the RSPO with Lukewarm State Support 87
5 Tea: Fertile Ground without Seeds for Transnational Eco-Certification 113
6 Conclusion: The Promise and Limits of Transnational Sustainability Governance 145
Appendix A: Field Research and Interviews 177
Appendix B: Data on Seafood Processing Companies 187
Appendix C: Data on Organic Tea Producer Companies 193
Notes 201
References 215
Index 251

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