chapter  12
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Comparative Observations, Conclusions and Recommendations

Following the investigation in previous chapters on the formation of conflicts and the ways in which they are managed and resolved through institutional interactions in the contexts of the US and China, this chapter aims to draw comparative observations and conclusions and to make legal and policy recommendations for China. First, some comparative observations are provided by identifying the convergences and divergences between the US and China regarding the ways conflicts in PA management are identified and managed within domestic legal regimes. Variables that are engrained in domestic social and economic contexts, governance structures and the stages of legal development in general are identified to explain why divergences exist and how they are formulated. An assessment of the context in which the legal frameworks of PAs are structured from a comparative perspective may provide a better understanding of the transition that is currently occurring in China.