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Necessary but not Sustainable? The Limits of Democracy in Achieving Environmental Sustainability

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Title: Necessary but not Sustainable? The Limits of Democracy in Achieving Environmental Sustainability
Authors: Povitkina, Marina
Issue Date: 2-May-2018
University: University of Gothenburg. Faculty of Social Sciences
Göteborgs universitet. Samhällsvetenskapliga fakulteten
Institution: Department of Political Science ; Statsvetenskapliga institutionen
Parts of work: Povitkina, Marina (2018) The limits of democracy in tackling climate change, Environmental Politics, 27(3):411–432

Lægreid, Ole Martin and Povitkina, Marina (2018) Do Political Institutions Moderate GDP-CO2 relationship? Ecological Economics 145(March 2018): 441-450

Ahlbom Persson, Tove and Povitkina, Marina (2017) “Gimme Shelter”: the Role of Democracy and Institutional Quality in Disaster Preparedness. Political Research Quarterly 70(4): 833–847

Povitkina, Marina, Boräng, Frida, and Jagers, Sverker (2017) In Light of Democracy and Corruption: Institutional Determinants of Electricity Provision. Unpublished manuscript

Povitkina, Marina, Bolkvadze, Ketevan (2018) Fresh Pipes with Dirty Water: How Quality of Government Shapes the Provision of Public Goods in Democracies. Unpublished manuscript
Date of Defence: 2018-05-25
Disputation: Fredagen den 25 maj 2018, kl. 11.15, Torgny Segerstedtssalen, Universitetets huvudbyggnad, Vasaparken 1
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Göteborg Studies in Politics
Keywords: democracy
environmental sustainability
quality of government
Abstract: The world today faces a number of environmental problems that are both severe and urgent. Finding effective solutions is one of the top priorities for the international community, with at least half of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals relating either directly or indirectly to reaching environmental sustainability. The question is: How to reach these goals? Environmental problems pose a complex dilemma for decision-makers. They have low visibility, a slow response time to policy i... more
ISBN: 978-91-984402-5-6 (PDF)
978-91-984402-4-9 (PRINT)
ISSN: 0346-5942
Appears in Collections:Doctoral Theses from University of Gothenburg / Doktorsavhandlingar från Göteborgs universitet
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