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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
Climate Policy Changes in Germany and Japan : A Path to Paradigmatic Policy Change.
Hoboken : Taylor & Francis, ©2012
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
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|Description:||1 online resource (244 pages).|
|Contents:||Front Cover; Climate Policy Changesin Germany and Japan; Copyright Page; Contents; List of figures and tables; Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; 1. Introduction; Climate policy: changing beliefs and paradigms; Climate policy changes in Germany and Japan; A comparison of climate policies between Germany and Japan in existing literature; Theoretical foundations: types, levels, factors, and mechanisms of policy change; 2. Historical background of climate change issues; Development of scientific evidence of climate change; Development of international climate politics; Public opinion. Increasing importance of climate change issues3. Climate policy changes in Japan from 1987 to 2005; The first phase (late 1980s-November 1997): emergence of theglobal environmental policy subsystem; The second phase (December 1997-2001): the first window ofopportunity for policy change: the impact of theKyoto Conference; The third phase (2001-2): the second window of opportunity:the ratification of the Kyoto Protocol; The fourth phase (2003-5): the third window of opportunity:the Kyoto Protocol entered into force; Climate policy changes in Japan. 4. Climate policy changes in Germany from 1987 to 2005The first phase (late 1980s-1990): climate change on the political agenda and the emergence of the climate policy subsystem; The second phase (1990-4): reunification and distraction of public attention from climate policy; The third phase (1994-8): voluntary measures as the main policy instruments to control emissions; The fourth phase (1998-2002): change of government and a breakthrough in climate policy?; The fifth phase (2002-5): introduction of the cap and trading scheme under the increasing influence of the Greens and the EU. Climate policy changes in Germany5. Beliefs of actors in Japan and Germany; Normative policy core beliefs; Empirical policy core beliefs in Germany; Empirical policy core beliefs in Japan; Comparison of policy core beliefs held by actors in Germany and Japan; 6. The introduction of the cap and trading scheme in Germany: factors to determine the major policy change in Germany; Agenda setting: the introduction of flexible mechanisms in the Kyoto Protocol (1998-2000); Policy formulation (2000-1); Decision-making (2001-3); Factors and conditions inducing the major policy change in Germany. 7. A comparative analysis of climate policy changes in Germany and Japan: a path to paradigmatic policy changeThe types and levels of policy changes in Germany and Japan; Factors and conditions determining the differences between Germany and Japan; Theoretical implications; Issues to be addressed; Appendix 1: list of interviewees; Appendix 2: questionnaire concerning actors' beliefs; Notes; Bibliography; Index.|
|Series Title:||Routledge research in comparative politics.|