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'Race to the Bottom' or 'Race to Brussels'?: Environmental Competition in Europe
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Political Science.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Common Market Studies, ISSN 0021-9886, E-ISSN 1468-5965, Vol. 49, no 2, 315-339 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The theory of regulatory competition in environmental policy predicts a 'race to the bottom' of standards. This article tests the theory using environmental output data for 24 countries from 1970 to 2005. It finds a clear 'race to the top' and a search for international harmonization when competition is imminent.

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2011. Vol. 49, no 2, 315-339 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-67895DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-5965.2010.02135.xISI: 000286887400007OAI: diva2:472161
authorCount :2Available from: 2012-01-03 Created: 2012-01-02 Last updated: 2012-01-03Bibliographically approved

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