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The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics

Edited By: Rudiger Wurzel and James Connelly

312 pages, 7 illus, 11 tabs


Hardback | Oct 2010 | #187993 | ISBN-13: 9780415580472
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This book explains the kind of leadership that has been offered by EU institutional, member state and societal actors. Although leadership is the overarching theme, all chapters also address ecological modernisation, policy instruments, and multi-level governance as additional main themes.

'The clear and thorough analysis of the different facets of internal and external EU climate policy by leading scholars provides a much needed insight into the still unexplored domain of climate diplomacy.' - Anatole Boute, Climate Law 2 (2011), 139


1. Introduction: European Union Political Leadership in International Climate Change Politics, Rudiger K.W. Wurzel and James Connelly 2. The European Union as a Global Environmental Policy Actor: Climate Change, John Vogler 3. The Role of the Commission of the European Union -- Creating External Coherence From Internal Diversity, Pamela M. Barnes 4. The European Parliament and Climate Change: From Symbolism to Heroism and Back Again, Charlotte Burns and Neil Carter 5. The Council, the European Council and International Climate Policy: From Symbolic Leadership to Leadership by Example, Sebastian Oberthur and Claire Dupont 6. The United Kingdom: A Paradoxical Leader, Tim Rayner and Andrew Jordan 7. France's Troubled Bids to Climate Leadership, Joseph Szarka 8. German Climate Change Policy: Political and Economic Leadership, Martin Janicke 9. The Netherlands: a Case of 'Cost-Free' Leadership, Duncan Liefferink and Kathrin Birkel 10. Poland's Climate Change Policy Struggle: Greening the East? Karolina Jankowska 11. Spanish, EU and International Climate Change Policies: Download, Catch Up, and Curb Down, Oriol Costa 12. Business: The Elephant in the Room? Wyn Grant 13. Environmental NGOs: Taking a Lead? Rudiger K.W. Wurzel and James Connelly 14. A Green New Deal: Framing U.S. Climate Leadership, Guri Bang and Miranda A. Schreurs 15. Towards a New World Order of Climate Change: China and the European Union's Leadership Ambition Xiudian Dai and Zhiping Diao 16. Conclusion: The European Union's Leadership Role in International Climate Change Politics Reassessed Rudiger K.W. Wurzel and James Connelly

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Rudiger Wurzel is Reader and Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies in the Department of Politics and International Studies at the University of Hull where he is director of the Centre for European Union Studies (CEUS). James Connelly is Professor of Politics at the University of Hull and is the Director of the Institute of Applied Ethics.

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