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To act or not to act : Debating the climate change agenda in the United States Congress (2021)


Kronlund, A. (2021). To act or not to act : Debating the climate change agenda in the United States Congress. Parliaments, Estates and Representation, 41(1), 92-109. https://doi.org/10.1080/02606755.2020.1846370


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Julkaisun tiedot

Julkaisun kaikki tekijät tai toimittajat: Kronlund, Anna

Lehti tai sarja: Parliaments, Estates and Representation

ISSN: 0260-6755

eISSN: 1947-248X

Julkaisuvuosi: 2021

Volyymi: 41

Lehden numero: 1

Artikkelin sivunumerot: 92-109

Kustantaja: Routledge

Julkaisumaa: Britannia

Julkaisun kieli: englanti

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/02606755.2020.1846370

Julkaisun avoin saatavuus: Avoimesti saatavilla

Julkaisukanavan avoin saatavuus: Osittain avoin julkaisukanava

Julkaisu on rinnakkaistallennettu (JYX): https://jyx.jyu.fi/handle/123456789/72905


Tiivistelmä

Most climate change actions take place in the international context in terms of multilateral negotiations and accords or in bilateral agreements between heads of the state. Parliaments or legislatures such as the United States Congress are in a crucial position when it comes to converting agreements or aims to action in domestic politics. The United States has played a volatile role in international negotiations on climate change. From categorically rejecting the Kyoto protocol during the George W. Bush administration, President Barack Obama announced that the United States would join the Paris Climate Accord prior to President Donald J. Trump's announcement of the withdrawal of the United States from the Paris Accord. In domestic politics, too, efforts to address climate change have likewise varied. This article explores the complexity of climate change as a political question in the United States and considers the problematic issue that explains why the United States Congress has not have similar momentum to address climate change since the House of Representatives passed cap and trade legislation in 2009. The focus will be on theoretical discussions on congressional inaction and the United States Congress members' views on how and to what extent that institution should play a role in addressing climate change.


YSO-asiasanat: julkinen keskustelu; lainsäädäntö; ilmastonmuutokset; politiikka

Vapaat asiasanat: United States Congress; debates; legislative action; climate change; agenda; politics


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OKM-raportointi: Kyllä

Raportointivuosi: 2021

Alustava JUFO-taso: 2


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