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Climate change, national politics and grassroots action: An introduction

Rootes, Christopher, Zito, Anthony, Barry, John (2012) Climate change, national politics and grassroots action: An introduction. Environmental Politics, 21 (5). pp. 677-690. ISSN 0964-4016. (doi:10.1080/09644016.2012.720098) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

There is considerable cross-national variation in the patterns of adoption and implementation of policies designed to mitigate climate change. The sources of this variation are considered. International relations, economic structures, national cultures and domestic political competition are factors, often in interaction one with another. In situations of multilevel governance, sub-national actors may be significant. Grassroots activism from without the formal political process has sometimes been critical in sharpening the focus of formal political actors, and increasing their willingness to act. Climate change is a global issue, but the political action necessary to address it is inevitably local and national as well as international.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09644016.2012.720098
Additional information: Special Issue: Climate change, national politics and grassroots action
Uncontrolled keywords: climate change, economic interests, grassroots activism, multi-level governance, political competition, public opinion, climate change, environmental policy, governance approach, grassroots level, national politics
Subjects: H Social Sciences
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Social Policy Sociology and Social Research
Depositing User: Mita Mondal
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2013 12:01 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:39 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37499 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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