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Climate change policy: Why Germany leads and the United States lags


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Why is climate change a top priority on the political agenda in Germany and not a top priority on the political agenda in the United States? This study seeks to answer this question by examining the evolution of climate change policy in both countries. Analyzing Germany's and America's environmental movement, the thesis points to several theories which include the European Union and cultural values. However, it is the nations' political structures/institutions and their post WWII foreign policy views that most determine where climate change policy stands on each country's political agenda. The analysis concludes with a possible outlook on America's environmental leadership.

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Subject
Political science;
Environmental science
Classification
0615: Political science
0768: Environmental science
Identifier / keyword
Health and environmental sciences; Social sciences
Title
Climate change policy: Why Germany leads and the United States lags
Author
Kesling, Kristin
Number of pages
52
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0141
Source
MAI 46/05M, Masters Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9780549552147
Advisor
Kuntz, Aline
University/institution
University of New Hampshire
University location
United States -- New Hampshire
Degree
M.A.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
1455005
ProQuest document ID
304525365
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304525365
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