Mainstream analyses have often understood environmental effectiveness as a consequence of the shape of interests and policymaking, and have tested their models through statistical techniques. Results have, however, proved quite erratic. It is argued that these weaknesses reflect a misconception about causality, thus highlighting the need for a shift in both model and method. A different model is therefore developed that explains effectiveness through policy tools and ideas. The model is then applied to the performances of the EU15 member states in mid-2000s, and assessed using Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Cases are polarised around two classic cleavages (‘environmentalists’ vs. ‘productivists’, and ‘pro-marketers’ vs. ‘protectionists’), but give evidence that all the related tool mixes are able to deliver – while the relevant difference between leaders and laggards lies in the use of evaluation devices.
|Titolo:||Policy tools for green growth in the EU15 : a qualitative comparative analysis|
DAMONTE, ALESSIA (Primo)
|Parole Chiave:||environmental policy ; European Union ; goal trade-off ; paradigms ; policy tools ; Qualitative Comparative Analysis|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore SPS/04 - Scienza Politica|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2014|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1080/09644016.2013.817759|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|