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Environmentalism, democracy, and pollution control

Fredriksson, Per G., Neumayer, Eric ORCID: 0000-0003-2719-7563, 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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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jeem.2004.04.004


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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Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Date Deposited: 18 May 2006
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2024 23:42

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