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Fiorino, Daniel J.

Can Democracy Handle Climate Change?

Fiorino, Daniel J. - Can Democracy Handle Climate Change?, ebook

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Global climate change poses an unprecedented challenge for governments across the world. Small wonder that many experts question whether democracies have the ability to cope with the causes and long-term consequences of a changing climate. Some even argue that authoritarian regimes are better equipped to make the tough choices required to tackle the climate crisis.

In this incisive book, Daniel Fiorino challenges the assumptions and evidence offered by sceptics of democracy and its capacity to handle climate change. Democracies, he explains, typically enjoy higher levels of environmental performance and produce greater innovation in technology, policy, and climate governance than autocracies. Rather than less democracy, Fiorino calls for a more accountable and responsive politics that will provide democratically-elected governments with the enhanced capacity for collective action on climate and other environmental issues.

Keywords: Environment; Democracy; Politics; Global Warming; International Relations; International Political Economy; Climate Change; Globalisation; Consumerism; Protest; Conflict; Policy; Legislation; Voting; Citizens; public ethics; climate ethics; environmental ethics, Paris 2015, Anthropocene; environmental policy, environmental politics, Politics of Development, Environmental Economics & Politics, Politics of Development, Environmental Economics & Politics

Author(s)
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Publication year
2018
Language
en
Edition
1
Page amount
160 pages
Category
Society
Format
Ebook
eISBN (ePUB)
9781509523993
Printed ISBN
9781509523962

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