Advancing Ambition: Interests and Arguments in EU Climate Policy-Making (Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications

Advancing Ambition: Interests and Arguments in EU Climate Policy-Making (Europaeische Hochschulschriften / European University Studies / Publications

By: Werner Schaefer (author)Paperback

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This book explains under which conditions the European Union adopts ambitious domestic climate policies. It presents a theoretical framework that combines insights from rational choice institutionalism and the constructivist literature on political rhetoric. Its main argument is that ambitious sectoral climate policies emerge in situations in which the opponents of such policies run out of socially sustainable arguments to defend their positions. The framework is applied to five case studies of EU climate policy-making concerning cars, buildings, the EU's emissions trading system (EU ETS), the promotion of renewable energy sources as well as agricultural greenhouse gas emissions.

About Author

Werner Schafer holds degrees in Social Studies from Harvard College and in International Affairs from the University of St. Gallen and the Institut d'Etudes Politiques in Paris. He completed his PhD in political science at the University of St. Gallen and works for an international management consultancy in Munich and Berlin.

Contents

Contents: EU climate policy - Case study on car CO2 emissions - Case study on EU ETS - Case study on the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive - Case study on the Renewable Energy Directive - Case studies on agriculture - Theoretical framework based on rational choice theory and the literature on political rhetoric.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9783631636220
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 460
  • ID: 9783631636220
  • weight: 600
  • ISBN10: 3631636229
  • edition: New edition

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