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State and Environment: The Comparative Study of Environmental Governance

Studies of environmental governance that show the relevance of the state’s role in environmental politics and the analytical power of the comparative approach

Series: American and Comparative Environmental Policy Series

By: Andreas Duit (Editor)

384 pages, 12 illustrations, 15 tables

MIT Press

Paperback | Jul 2014 | #220867 | ISBN-13: 9780262525817
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Hardback | no dustjacket | Jul 2014 | #220866 | ISBN-13: 9780262027120
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Many recent studies on environmental governance focus on either the micro-level (the local and the individual) or the macro-level (the global) while neglecting governance at the nation-state level. State environmental governance is often perceived as inadequate, insufficient, or constrained by considerations of economic growth. And yet the impact of state environmental governance dwarfs that of the market or international organizations. State and Environment of comparative studies documents the continuing relevance of the state in environmental politics and policy.

State and Environment also demonstrates the analytical power of the comparative approach to the study of environmental politics and policy, offering cross-national comparisons of environmental governance in both developed and developing countries. Some chapters are based on qualitative studies from a small number of countries; others offer statistical analyses of quantitative data from many more countries over a longer time period.

Topics discussed include alternative approaches to estimating comparative environmental performance; citizens' shifting perceptions of their environmental responsibilities; U.S. and German wind policies; fisheries management in several African countries; and forestry conservation in Bolivia, Guatemala, and Peru. The studies illuminate such key issues as the effect of different political systems on the evolution of environmental policy regimes; why some countries seem to perform better than others in environmental matters; and the sociopolitical context of resource management.

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Andreas Duit is Associate Professor and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University and a Research Fellow at the Stockholm Resilience Center.

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