2017年5月30日，牛津大学法学院主办的SSCI刊物Journal of Environmental Law 刊发了中国人民大学食品安全治理协同创新中心副秘书竺效教授与中国人民大学法学院博士生吴凯杰的英文论文Public Participation in China’s Environmental Lawmaking: In Pursuit of Better Environmental Democracy。
论文摘要：For a country without a mature representative democracy, the development of public participation mechanisms in lawmaking processes is of paramount importance and deserves research. In China, public participation in lawmaking through a one-stage disclosure and comment process is now routine, and the revision of the Environmental Protection Law beginning in 2012 gave birth to a new mechanism featuring a two-stage disclosure and comment process. Expanding public participation can benefit environmental democracy by bringing environmental insights and interests into environmental lawmaking, balancing economic and environmental interests, and strengthening public participation in the implementation of law. Recent environmental lawmaking activities with the new public participation mechanism show positive progress towards a more transparent and inclusive lawmaking process, but also limitations regarding the effective interaction between the public and the legislature, the meaningful consideration of public comments into legislative decisions, and the mobilization of civil society and environmental NGOs. China needs both short-term and long-term measures to address the problems and thus fully realize the benefits of public participation.
载《Journal of Environmental Law》（牛津大学法学院主办SSCI刊物）2017年第3期（DOI: 10.1093/jel/eqx012）