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On Characteristics and Problems of Ecologic Environment Management and Policy Research in China: A Study Based on Bibliometrics

YANG Lihua, YU Chunling, YANG Wenjun   

  1. School of Public Adiminstration, Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing 100083, China
  • Received:2015-07-23 Online:2016-05-25 Published:2016-05-26

Abstract:

Ecological and environmental problems have become an issue of worldwide concern. Understanding the present environmental studies of China can deepen the research and promote the protection. Based on the data collected from CNKI, the article analyzed the publication sources, researchers, research institutions, site selections, content, methods, fund supports and internationalization degrees of the 677 literature with bibliometric method. The study finds that: publication sources involve multiple subjects, and the organizers of the main journals are national associations; most researchers are young and well-educated males; colleges, universities and scientific research institutes are the main participators and cooperation between them and between colleges are the main cooperation forms; some researches are based on specific regions and the northwest region receives most concerns; content of researches involves multiple subjects, multiple problems, and is from various angles; qualitative study is mostly used and most quantitative researches use second-hand data; funds are increasing gradually and the national associations are the main fund provider and receiver; internationalization is increasing gradually, but international cooperation is still insufficient. The study also finds that there are several problems in the eco-environmental research: lack of specialized journals on environmental science with insufficient total amount of publication; the researchers' academic backgrounds are professional, but are lack of systematization and integration; the researches lack multiple participators and the cooperations among institutions are insufficient; regions with frequent and earlier environmental problems are still the focal points while those with new problems received insufficient attention; new environmental problems are ignored and the researches are macroscopical without thorough and in-depth study; empirical analysis and original data are insufficient; fund supports are still not sufficient; international cooperation and internationalization degree is still not enough. At last, this study puts forward some suggestions for the problems.

Key words: environmental management, ecological management, environmental protection, multi-actor collaboration, empirical analysis

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