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Environmentalism, democracy, and pollution control

Fredriksson, Per G., Neumayer, Eric, Damania, Richard and Gates, Scott (2005) Environmentalism, democracy, and pollution control. Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, 49 (2). 343 -365. ISSN 1096-0449

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Abstract

This paper makes two empirical contributions to the literature, based on predictions generated by a lobby group model. First, we investigate how environmental lobby groups affect the determination of environmental policy in rich and developing countries. Second, we explore the interaction between democratic participation and political (electoral) competition. The empirical findings suggest that environmental lobby groups tend to positively affect the stringency of environmental policy. Moreover, political competition tends to raise policy stringency, in particular where citizens’ participation in the democratic process is widespread.

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Library of Congress subject classification: J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
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Date Deposited: 18 May 2006
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/630/

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