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The politics of environmental performance : institutions and preferences in industrialized democracies / Detlef Jahn, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald.

Author:
Jahn, Detlef [Browse]
Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Description:
xvi, 376 pages ; 24 cm
Summary note:
"As the world faces the prospect of climate change, nuclear disasters, and water scarcity, it is clear that environmental degradation is an increasingly serious challenge with economic and social consequences. In this book, Detlef Jahn analyzes political processes in a macro-comparative study in order to estimate the role of politics in the field of environmental performance in 21 OECD countries. His model demonstrates various styles of politics used to combat environmental degradation. He finds that economic and environmental performance are still closely linked, and that moving towards a service society does not by itself solve the environmental challenge. The close relationship of these areas was made strikingly clear in the economic crisis of the new millennium. He argues that economic globalization fosters environmental deterioration, and undermines efforts in domestic politics and international coordination to improve the environmental record"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents:
Machine generated contents note: 1. Introduction; Part I. Approach, Method and Concepts: 2. Explaining environmental performance; 3. Preferences in environmental politics; 4. The institutional settings in 21 OECD countries; Part II. Environmental Performance in 21 OECD Countries: 5. Measuring environmental performance; 6. Aggregating environmental performance data; Part III. Analysis: 7. Domestic politics; 8. International politics; 9. The nexus of domestic and international politics; 10. Conclusion.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9781107118041 (hardcover)
  • 1107118042 (hardcover)
LCCN:
2016023882
OCLC:
952389159
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