American Sociological Association

Do China’s Environmental Gains at Home Fuel Forest Loss Abroad?: A Cross-National Analysis

The theory and empirical research on ecologically unequal exchange serves as the starting point for this study. We expand the research frontier it in a novel way by applying the theory to China and empirically testing if forestry export flows from low-and middle-income nations to China  are related to increased forest loss in the exporting nations. In doing so, we analyze data for 75 low-and middle-income nations using ordinary least squares regression and find support for our main hypothesis.

Authors

John M. Shandra, Michael Restivo, and Jamie M. Sommer

Volume

25

Issue

1

Starting Page

83

Ending Page

110