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Climate Policy as a Window of Opportunity. Sweden and Global Climate Change


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Title: Climate Policy as a Window of Opportunity. Sweden and Global Climate Change
Authors: Zannakis, Mathias
E-mail: mathias.zannakis@pol.gu.se
Issue Date: 18-Dec-2009
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Date of Defence: 2010-02-12
Disputation: Fredagen den 12 februari 2010, kl. 13.15, Sal 10, Universitetsbyggnaden, Vasaparken, Göteborg
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Gothenburg Studies in Politics
121
Keywords: climate policy
social dilemmas
social constructivism
discourse
story-line
norms
identity
legitimacy
ecological modernisation
environmental forerunner
Sweden
Abstract: Because of their social dilemma character, global environmental problems are difficult to successfully manage. States have few incentives to contribute to the common good because doing so would imply costs but not guarantee that others will contribute. Without a global government that can maintain order states do not want to act the sucker. But this picture is not always true. Sweden’s behaviour in climate politics is a clear anomaly given such expectations. Sweden opted for a more ambitious tar... more
ISBN: 978-91-89246-45-4
ISSN: 0346-5942
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/21439
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