Environmental Dilemmas and Policy Design

Environmental Dilemmas and Policy Design

by Huib Pellikaan, Robert J. van der Veen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521621569

ISBN-13: 9780521621564

Pub. Date: 07/25/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This book examines environmental policy-making through research into individuals' reaction to environmental issues. It is often assumed that people are reluctant to contribute to environmental protection, because they do not see it as in their interests. The authors argue that self-interest is just one of a number of motives which affect people's choices, and that

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This book examines environmental policy-making through research into individuals' reaction to environmental issues. It is often assumed that people are reluctant to contribute to environmental protection, because they do not see it as in their interests. The authors argue that self-interest is just one of a number of motives which affect people's choices, and that voluntary environmental polices are thus more likely to succeed than might be expected. They base their arguments on detailed surveys of public opinion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521621564
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/25/2002
Series:
Theories of Institutional Design Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)
Lexile:
1490L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

List of figures
List of tables
Preface
1Environmental pollution as a problem of collective action3
2A Dutch approach: self-regulation as a policy concept28
3The actor's perspective on collective action47
4Preference orderings and measurement67
5Rational choice84
6Consistency of motives and preferences101
7The non-equivalence of the cases124
8Reported behaviour136
9Do people accept self-regulation policy?151
10Do people agree with the environmental ethos?161
11Moral commitment and rational cooperation178
12Reciprocity and cooperation in environmental dilemmas197
13Assessing self-regulation policies210
References235
Index239

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