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Networks, resources, political strategy and climate policy

Compston, Hugh William 2009. Networks, resources, political strategy and climate policy. Environmental Politics 18 (5) , pp. 727-746. 10.1080/09644010903157032

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This analysis is designed to show how policy network theory can be used to gain insights into the politics of climate change and climate policy. A version of policy network theory is set out based on the idea that policy networks are created and sustained by interdependencies among political actors. This theory identifies the main types of resources that are exchanged, and the main kinds of political actors that are likely to engage in resource exchange in the field of climate policy. Policy network theory is then used to unpack the main strategic options that are available to governments. The analysis concludes by listing 10 specific implications for governments that want to take more effective action against climate change while avoiding significant political damage.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; climate policy; policy network; strategy
Additional Information: PDf uploaded in accordance with publisher's polices at (accessed 15.10.15).
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 0964-4016
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2017 02:04

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