Böhmelt, T, Böker, M and Ward, H (2015) Democratic Inclusiveness, Climate Policy Outputs, and Climate Policy Outcomes. Democratization, 23 (7). pp. 1272-1291. ISSN 1743-890X

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In an ideal inclusive political system, all citizens are equally able to influence and challenge policies. We focus on how inclusiveness affects climate policies and outcomes. We argue that more inclusive systems should produce more policies in response to environmental threats and should have better outcomes. We test these hypotheses using panel and cross-sectional data relating to climate policy outputs and outcomes. The results suggest that inclusiveness is positively associated with policy outputs, but probably not with lower emissions of greenhouse gases. This pattern may relate to a lack of deliberation in systems, which are relatively inclusive in the narrower sense of pluralist democratic theory.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This is the accepted author manuscript (AAM). The final published version (version of record) is available online via Taylor and Francis at http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2015.1094059 Please refer to any applicable terms of use of the publisher.
Uncontrolled Keywords: climate policy, democracy, inclusiveness, environmental sustainability
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Politics, Philosophy, International Relations and Environment
Depositing User: Symplectic
Date Deposited: 25 Apr 2016 15:48
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2018 08:27
URI: https://eprints.keele.ac.uk/id/eprint/1662

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