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Kyoto protocol cooperation: does government corruption facilitate environmental lobbying?

Fredriksson, Per G., Neumayer, Eric and Ujhelyi, Gergely (2007) Kyoto protocol cooperation: does government corruption facilitate environmental lobbying? Public Choice, 133 (1-2). pp. 231-251. ISSN 0048-5829

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Abstract

Does environmental lobbying affect the probability of environmental treaty ratification? Does the level of government corruption play a role for the success of such lobbying? In this paper, we propose that a more corruptible government may be more responsive to the demands of the environmental lobby. We use several stratified hazard models and panel data from 170 countries on the timing of Kyoto Protocol ratification to test this hypothesis. We find that increased environmental lobby group activity raises the probability of ratification, and the effect rises with the degree of corruption.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.springerlink.com/content/100332/
Additional Information: © 2007 Springer-Verlag
Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2008
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/3060/

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