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Title: The effect of the financial crisis and global recession on environmental policy and implementation
Authors: MacIntosh, Lorraine
Star, Cassandra
Keywords: Politics
Environmentalism
Government policy
Global financial crisis
Economic recession
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Australian Political Studies Association
Citation: MacIntosh, L. & Star, C., 2009. The effect of the financial crisis and global recession on environmental policy and implementation. 2009 Australian Political Studies Association Annual Conference: Politics of the global crisis, 1-16.
Abstract: This paper sets out a research agenda that examines the potential impacts on environmental policy and implementation caused by the global financial crisis and the resulting recession. This financial crisis provides a real world opportunity to test several aspects of ecopolitical theory for two reasons: the recession is the most severe since the 1930s depression; and, modern environmentalism has only been a political force since the 1960s. The paper argues that the global financial crisis provides an opportunity to examine the veracity of three schools of thought - post-materialism, consumer pressure versus citizen preferences, and ecological modernisation.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26315
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