Edited by Klaus Detterbeck and Eve Hepburn
Chapter 17: Territorial politics and environmental policy: a comparison of findings aboutclimate change and resource management policies
This chapter reviews theories, arguments and empirical evidence on how territorial forces shape environmental policies. While common approaches, including comparative environmental federalism, economic federalism, and policy diffusion and convergence, stress that territory shapes environmental policies, they fail to explain how. An actor-centred, and hence political, take on common findings highlights mechanisms by which territorial politics matter. The second part of this chapter does so by distinguishing between three main categories of actors: political parties; interest groups; and federal jurisdictions. Under each heading, findings in the literature are discussed before exploring how those are found to play out in two well-researched policy areas: climate change and resource management. When it comes to climate change action, territorial politics tends to be shaped by party politics and, to a lesser extent today, interest group politics. By contrast, interest group politics and intergovernmental disputes govern the territorial politics of resource management.
You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Elgaronline requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books or journals. Please login through your library system or with your personal username and password on the homepage.
Non-subscribers can freely search the site, view abstracts/ extracts and download selected front matter and introductory chapters for personal use.
Your library may not have purchased all subject areas. If you are authenticated and think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.