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Drivers of political parties' climate policy preferences: lessons from Denmark and Ireland

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dc.contributor.author Ladrech, Robert
dc.contributor.author Little, Conor
dc.date.accessioned 2019-12-09T15:00:56Z
dc.date.issued 2019
dc.identifier.citation Ladrech R.;Little C. (2019) 'Drivers of political parties' climate policy preferences: lessons from Denmark and Ireland'. Environmental Politics, . en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0964-4016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/8304
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Political parties are important actors in domestic climate politics. What drives variation in parties’ climate policy preferences? To contribute to a growing literature on the party politics of climate change, we focus on the roles of public opinion, party competition, and parties’ traditional policy preferences in shaping parties’ climate policy preferences in Denmark and Ireland. In case studies that draw on in-depth interviews with policy practitioners, we show how parties respond to public opinion, accommodate issue-owners, and are powerfully constrained and enabled by their existing preferences. These mechanisms also help to explain different responses on climate policy across the left-right spectrum. Competition between mainstream parties is particularly powerful, but can constrain as much as it enables ‘greener’ climate policy preferences. While climate change may be a distinctive problem, the party politics of climate change features similar incentives and constraints as other domains. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Environmental Politics;28 (6), pp. 1017-1038
dc.relation.uri https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1625157
dc.rights "This is an Author's Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Environmental Politics 2019 copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2019.1625157 en_US
dc.subject Climate policy en_US
dc.subject climate politics en_US
dc.subject Denmark en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject political parties en_US
dc.title Drivers of political parties' climate policy preferences: lessons from Denmark and Ireland en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.date.updated 2019-12-09T14:53:24Z
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/09644016.2019.1625157
dc.date.embargoEndDate 2020-12-03
dc.embargo.terms 2020-12-03 en_US
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 2907880
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes
dc.identifier.journaltitle Environmental Politics
dc.description.status peer-reviewed


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