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Are left-wing party strength and corporatism good for the environment? Evidence from panel analysis of air pollution in OECD countries

Neumayer, Eric (2003) Are left-wing party strength and corporatism good for the environment? Evidence from panel analysis of air pollution in OECD countries. Ecological Economics, 45 (2). pp. 203-220. ISSN 0921-8009

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Abstract

The effect of left-wing party strength and corporatism on air pollution levels in up to 21 OECD countries over the period 1980 or 1990 to 1999 is tested with both fixed-effects and random-effects estimators. Controlling for scale, composition, technique as well as aggregate time effects, robust evidence is found that parliamentary green/left-libertarian party strength is associated with lower pollution levels. The rise of ecologically oriented parties has thus had a real impact on air pollution levels. Traditional left-wing party strength is possibly also associated with lower pollution levels, but the evidence is less consistent and robust. Combined left-wing party strength in government is possibly associated with higher pollution levels, but this result is also far from robust and is practically small. No evidence is found for a consistent systematic impact of corporatism on pollution levels.

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Library of Congress subject classification: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
J Political Science > JC Political theory
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
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Date Deposited: 23 May 2006
URL: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/631/

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