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Climate change and public policy futures

Gough, Ian (2013) Climate change and public policy futures. In: Taylor-Gooby, Peter, (ed.) New Paradigms in Public Policy. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK. ISBN 9780197264935

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Abstract

This book reviews some of the most challenging developments in British society as they are understood by policy-makers and by academics. The key point is that academic debates identify a range of ways in which issues can be understood and tackled, but policy is typically based on a narrow subset of possible approaches. This is illustrated by discussion of climate change, demographic shifts, the response to greater ethnic and religious diversity, the debate about community and local area politics, democratisation, nudge, the international financial crisis, and the growth of popular disillusion with politics and politicians. These areas range across economic, social and political issues. This book will contribute to our understanding of governance and particularly of how the ideas that lead the policy agenda emerge and are reinforced. It will also be valuable in academic study of policy debate and help develop understanding of the policy issues which it examines. It is written by leading academics from the fields under discussion and draws on the most recent research.

Item Type: Book Section
Official URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/
Additional Information: © 2013 Oxford University Press
Library of Congress subject classification: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Research centres and groups > LSE Global Governance
Research centres and groups > Centre for Analysis of Social Exclusion (CASE)
Rights: http://www.lse.ac.uk/library/usingTheLibrary/academicSupport/OA/depositYourResearch.aspx
Date Deposited: 07 Jun 2011 12:49
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/36563/

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