Pesticide Law and Compliance Decision Making

A Case Study of Chinese Farmers

  • Huiqi Yan

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This book investigates pesticide compliance in China in order to provide a more comprehensive understanding of compliance and offers some feasible and adaptable suggestions for enhancing the effectiveness of this compliance. It discusses the weak implementation of Chinese laws and rules and emphasizes the necessity and importance of a compliance perspective in China that focuses on why laws are obeyed or broken. It examines how vegetable farmers’ perceptions of amoral calculation affect their pesticide compliance behavior and analyzes how the legitimacy of law is related to compliance to better explain how all the variables interact to shape compliance. It discusses both qualitative and quantitative methods, and uses a large-N qualitative approach, which allows for systematic analysis and in-depth exploration. This book will help readers to understand compliance in developing China by adopting and developing compliance theories which are broadly developed in the West.


Pesticide Compliance Behavior Legal Awareness Legitimacy of Law Environment Pollution Legal Knowledge

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  • Huiqi Yan
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  1. 1.School of Public AdministrationCentral South University School of Public AdministrationChangsha, HunanChina

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