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Political Strategy and Climate Change: A Rational Choice Perspective

Grundig, Frank (2009) Political Strategy and Climate Change: A Rational Choice Perspective. Environmental Politics, 18 (5). pp. 747-764. ISSN 0964-4016. (doi:10.1080/09644010903157057) (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

Rational choice models are employed to explain both the formation of states' domestically derived negotiation positions on climate change and the dynamics of these international negotiations. This analysis leads to the identification of a number of promising political strategies: taking steps to enlarge the membership of environmental non-governmental organisations; assessing whether the resources of these organisations would be more effectively spent on campaign contributions rather than other activities; using organisations such as the World Bank to assist developing countries to strengthen civil society in these countries; stepping up information campaigns; re-balancing abatement costs between the EU and the US; and making abatement more efficient by introducing an international emissions cap and trade scheme.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1080/09644010903157057
Uncontrolled keywords: climate change, rational choice, political economy, climate policy
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Frank Grundig
Date Deposited: 03 Mar 2014 22:34 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 11:55 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/38544 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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