Journal of Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics Social Sciences Edition ›› 2021, Vol. 34 ›› Issue (3): 65-71.DOI: 10.13766/j.bhsk.1008-2204.2019.0171

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Causes of Environmental Conflict: Resources, Interests and Information

LI Kailin1, LI Quanxi2   

  1. 1. School of Public Administration, Beihang University, Beijing 100083, China;
    2. School of Marxism, Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications, Beijing 100876, China
  • Received:2019-05-27 Published:2021-06-08

Abstract: From the perspective of conflict, this paper analyzes mass incidents of environmental pollution. This paper analyzes and discusses the causes of mass incidents of environmental pollution from three aspects:Resources, interests and information. In two cases, Shaanxi Fengxiang blood lead and Guangdong Maoming PX events, the pollution of the environment of mass incidents happens in two basic paths:one is pollution resource scarcity to conflicts of interest conflict in the direct path, i.e., the direct conflict of interest brought by the environmental pollution; the other is the indirect path from the scarcity of resources to the perceptible conflict of interest through the blocking of information, i.e., the environmental pollution has not yet formed, but there are perceptible conflicts of interest used to explain the interaction mechanism of resources, interests and information in inducing environmental conflicts. The study believes that the prevention of mass incidents of environmental pollution should also take this as a starting point, and focus on the construction and improvement of participation mechanism, consultation mechanism and trust mechanism.

Key words: environmental conflict, pollution conflicts, NIMBY conflict, scarcity of resources, information occlusion, misinformation, differences of interest, contradiction of interests

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