Do parties matter for international environmental cooperation? An analysis of environmental treaty participation by advanced industrialised democracies


Schulze, Kai


DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/09644016.2012.740938
URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0964401...
Document Type: Article
Year of publication: 2014
The title of a journal, publication series: Environmental Politics
Volume: 23
Issue number: 1
Page range: 115-139
Place of publication: Abingdon
Publishing house: Routledge
ISSN: 0964-4016 , 1743-8934
Publication language: English
Institution: Außerfakultäre Einrichtungen > Mannheim Centre for European Social Research - Research Department B
Subject: 320 Political science
Abstract: The advancing internationalisation of environmental politics has triggered increasing interest in factors that lead countries to participate in international environmental agreements. But do partisan differences matter for such ratification decisions? An analysis of the ratification responses of 21 OECD countries toward 64 treaties shows that partisan environmentalism matters for ratification behaviour whereas left–right differences do not play a significant role. More precisely, while the likelihood of ratification increases when overall government positions are more proenvironment, pro-environment veto players and environmental ministers are not found to play a role. These results hold against a number of controls and correcting for potential error in the measurement of party positions.

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