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By Doris A. Fuchs (auth.)

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What is the function of presidency in environmental politics and coverage? the reply to this query was once quite transparent. executive was once to control the environmental functionality of nation and non-state actors, to set criteria, impose fees, and identify kind of stringent standards of applicable habit. With the expanding visual appeal of the problems of globalization and international governance within the political technological know-how literature, in spite of the fact that, the focal point has grew to become to the position of non-state actors. educational examine and the preferred debate have pointed out enterprise, non-governmental enterprises (NGOs), and civil society as resembling more and more very important and possibly strong actors within the political enviornment. whilst, a few observers have proclaimed the effect of presidency to be declining. Others have argued that the function of presidency essentially is altering instead of declining. those that undertake the latter standpoint postulate that the recent position for presidency during this altering political and socio-economic context is to set the framework for motion. during this standpoint, govt continues to be of primary value for the functioning of the society, the economic system, and political decision-making, yet its function is assorted in that govt 'merely' presents the institutional framework facilitating wanted outcomes.

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Critics of these early studies have found their choices on functional forms of models and the focus on emissions rather than stock levels debatable (De Bruyn and Opschoor, 1997; Rothman and de Bruyn, 1998). e. growth) effect on the level of emissions. While scholars might not always be able to agree on what type and form of environmental indicators are most appropriate, such as citybased or national data, per capita emissions or ambient levels (and data availability further limits our options) or on the functional form of the model, we have to create awareness for such differences and their consequences.

2. Determinants of environmental quality 41 empirical analysis in this case was based on cross-sections rather than time series data, unfortunately, it could not assess the temporal dynamics between the two factors. Finally, the analysis included preliminary empirical assessments on the influence of social and cultural factors, specifically income distributions and post-materialism, on environmental quality at a given level of development (see Appendix B). Given the lack of sufficient data for these two factors, sample sizes in both cases were quite small, so that the results have to be treated more carefully.

A related framework that has become increasingly popular for scholars trying to explain cross-national differences in environmental policy is the advocacy coalition framework (Sabatier, 1988, 1999; Sabatier and JenkinsSmith, 1991). 32 According to Sabatier, political convictions or policy beliefs are central to (environmental) policy development because they allow advocacy coalitions to develop around them, which in tum will have a significant influence on policy strategies and outcomes. In this perspective, an 'advocacy coalition' is made up of governmental and non-governmental actors who hold common beliefs and, to a considerable extent, coordinate their activities.

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