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Sustaining Abundance

Sustaining Abundance
Environmental Performance in Industrial Democracies

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Part of Cambridge Studies in Comparative Politics

  • Date Published: March 2003
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521016926

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  • Representing the first comprehensive study of its kind, this book evaluates the comparative performance of national environmental policies since the beginning of the modern environmental era. Unlike other comparative studies, it looks directly at the purpose of environmental policy: pollution reduction. Lyle Scruggs presents four major explanations of environmental performance which it evaluates through the comparative statistical analysis of data from seventeen affluent countries. The results often challenge conventional explanations of good performance.

    • Rigorous empirical approach seldom found in books in comparative politics
    • Concentrates on ultimate outcomes (pollution reduction) rather than policy outputs (laws, spending)
    • Empirically evaluates multiple competing explanations, many of which have not been empirically tested
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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2003
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521016926
    • length: 270 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 154 x 18 mm
    • weight: 0.366kg
    • contains: 24 b/w illus. 34 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Measuring national environmental performance
    3. Economic development, geographic advantage, and environmental performance
    4. Public opinion, environmental mobilization, and environmental performance
    5. Pluralism, corporatism, and environmental performance
    6. Political institutions
    7. Checking the robustness of the results
    8. Conclusion.

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Comparative Environmental Politics
  • Author

    Lyle Scruggs, University of Connecticut

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