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Tracking presidents and policies: environmental politics from Lula to Dilma

Hochstetler, Kathryn ORCID: 0000-0003-2960-058X (2017) Tracking presidents and policies: environmental politics from Lula to Dilma. Policy Studies, 38 (3). pp. 262-276. ISSN 0144-2872

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Identification Number: 10.1080/01442872.2017.1290229


Does the Brazilian presidential system shape environmental policy there? The comparative literature on environmental policy offers few reasons to think that it might. Most explanations of variations in the quantity and quality of environmental regulation stress levels of economic development or move outside of the nation- state to examine international processes of diffusion and convergence. Other studies look at large macrostructural differences like the contrast between democratic and authoritarian systems and/or the role of non-state actors. This article examines environmental policies and outcomes in three successive presidential administrations in Brazil to develop hypotheses about whether institutional factors should gain a larger place in comparative studies of environmental policies and outcomes.

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Additional Information: © 2017 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group
Divisions: International Development
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
J Political Science > JL Political institutions (America except United States)
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 12:56
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2021 02:29
Projects: Standard Research Grant
Funders: Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

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