Turning Down The Heat

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Overview

Explores political strategies for governments that wish to take stronger action on climate change.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230202047
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Pages: 288
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

HUGH COMPSTON is a Reader in the Department of Politics, Cardiff School of European Studies, Cardiff University, UK, and has written extensively on public policy and policy-making. Recent publications include King Trends and the Future of Public Policy (2006), and Handbook of Public Policy in Europe: Britain, France and Germany (edited, 2004).

IAN BAILEY is a Senior Lecturer in Human Geography at the University of Plymouth, UK. He has published widely on the use of economic instruments and voluntary agreements in UK, EU and Australian climate policy, and on the construction of multi-level climate governance regimes.

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Table of Contents

Introduction—H.Compston &—I.Bailey
PART I: CONTEXT
Climate Policy: Issues and Opportunities—T.Barker
Political Science Perspectives on Climate Policy—G.Bryner
The International Dimension of Climate Policy—D.Davenport
PART II: ANALYSIS
The European Union and the Politics of Multi-Level Climate Governance—C.Damro &—D.McKenzie
Federal Climate Politics in the United States: Polarization and Paralysis—P.Brewer &—A.Pease
Hot Air and Cold Feet: The UK Response to Climate Change—I.Lorenzoni, T.ORiordan &—N.Pidgeon
France: Towards an Alternative Climate Policy Template?—J.Szarka
German Climate Policy between Global Leadership and Muddling Through—A.Michaelowa
Conflict and Consensus: The Swedish Model of Climate Politics—L.Friberg
Prometheanism and the Greek Energy Zugzwang—I.Botetzagias
Facing up to the Greenhouse Challenge? Australian Climate Politics—I.Bailey &—S.Maresh
Explaining the Failure of Canadian Climate Policy—D.Mcdonald
Climate Policy in the United States: State and Regional Leadership—A.M.Chatrchyan &—P.M.Doughman
PART III: CONCLUSIONS
Political Strategy and Climate Policy—H.Compston &—I.Bailey

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