publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

European Union Climate Change Policy: in the nexus of internal policy-making and itnernational negotiations

Cao, Hui;
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  • Published: 13 Mar 2012
  • Publisher: Università di Catania
  • Country: Italy
The aim of the dissertation is to examine the European Union s climate policy in the nexus of domestic policy-making and international negotiations. I firstly test the EU s internal climate policy-making by applying the rational choice institutionalism on the model of institution and preference affect EU s policy outcomes and conclude that: as the EU has a convergent preference, the EU s unique decision-making procedure, the entrepreneurship and EU s membership had been driving EU s climate policies into preferable outcomes. As the EU s preference is divergent, for instance, in the case of adopting the EU emission trading scheme (EU ETS) after the signature of t...
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free text keywords: Area 14 - Scienze politiche e sociali, EU, climate policy, rational choice, two-level games, institution, preference
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