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The Multiple Dilemmas of Environmental Protection: The Effects of Generalized and Political Trust on the Acceptance of Environmental Policy Instruments

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Title: The Multiple Dilemmas of Environmental Protection: The Effects of Generalized and Political Trust on the Acceptance of Environmental Policy Instruments
Authors: Harring, Niklas
Issue Date: 4-Sep-2014
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Parts of work: Paper I: Harring, Niklas. 2013. “Understanding the Effects of Corruption and Political Trust on Willingness to Make Economic Sacrifices for Environmental Protection in a Cross-National Perspective.” Social Science Quarterly 94 (3): 660–671.DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6237.2012.00904.x Paper II: Harring, Niklas & Jagers, Sverker C. 2013. “Should We Trust in Values? Explaining Public Support for Pro-Environmental Taxes.” Sustainability 5 (1): 210–227. DOI: 10.3390/su5010210 Paper III: Harring, Niklas. 2014. “Corruption, Inequalities and the Perceived Effectiveness of Economic Pro-Environmental Policy Instruments: A European Cross-National Study.” Environmental Science & Policy 39: 119–128. DOI: 10.1016/j.envsci.2013.08.011 Paper IV: Harring, Niklas. n.d. “Reward or Punish? Understanding Preferences Toward Pro-Environmental Policy Instruments in a Cross-National Perspective.” Forthcoming.
Date of Defence: 2014-10-03
Disputation: Fredagen den 3 oktober 2014, kl. 13.15, Torgny Segerstedtsalen, universitetsbyggnaden, Vasaparken, Göteborg"
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: 0346-5942
Keywords: Social dilemmas, Generalized trust, Political trust, Environmental policy instruments, Environmental attitudes, Quality of Government
Abstract: With different environmental policy instruments (EPIs) that target individual citizens, the state can change activities or behaviors that have negative environmental consequences. However, EPIs are not likely to be implemented or have the intended effects unless people support these policies since a lack of support may affect willingness to comply, and politicians may not even introduce them due to the risk of loss in electoral support. Previous studies have suggested that political and generali... more
ISBN: 978-91-628-91480
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
Doctoral Theses / Doktorsavhandlingar Statsvetenskapliga institutionen



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