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The politics of climate policy: strategic options for national governments

Compston, Hugh William 2010. The politics of climate policy: strategic options for national governments. The Political Quarterly 81 (1) , pp. 107-115. 10.1111/j.1467-923X.2009.02070.x

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This article summarises the results so far of an international investigation aimed at identifying political strategies that make it easier for national governments to take more effective action against climate change while avoiding significant political damage. The numerous strategic options identified included strategies involving unilateral action by governments, strategies of persuasion, damage limitation strategies, strategies that can be used in political exchange with other political actors, and strategies designed to improve the bargaining position of governments by altering the terms of political exchange. The article concludes with a shortlist of especially promising strategies.

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
J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General)
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate change; climate policy; strategy; public policy; policy making
Additional Information: First published online 9 February 2010 PDF uploaded in accordance with publisher's policies at (accessed 15.10.15)
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 0032-3179
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2017 04:54

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