The four faces of the environmental state: environmental governance regimes in 28 countries
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2016 (English)In: Environmental Politics, ISSN 0964-4016, E-ISSN 1743-8934, Vol. 25, no 1, 69-91 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The primary task for the environmental state is to address problems related to the market's externalisation of environmental costs. It has four main resources at its disposal: regulation, redistribution, organisation, and knowledge generation. The way these four resources are deployed make up a state's environmental governance arrangements. Using data on environmental regulation, taxes, public administrations, and knowledge production from 28 countries, and a hierarchical cluster analysis, four different types of environmental states are identified: established, emerging, partial, and weak. This is followed by some suggestions for further research on the environmental state in a comparative perspective.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. Vol. 25, no 1, 69-91 p.
environmental state, comparative environmental governance, typology, cluster analysis
Social and Economic Geography Political Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-124158DOI: 10.1080/09644016.2015.1077619ISI: 000364226100004OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-124158DiVA: diva2:889249