Preface * From Kyoto to the Town Hall: Transforming National Strategies into Local and Individual Action * Coping with Climate Change:Sweden's Climate Strategy as a Case in Point * Explaining Public Trust in Institutions: The Role of Consensual Expert Ideas * Is there a Trade off between Cost-Effective Climate Policies and Political Legitimacy? * Assessing Values in Environmental Policy Formation * Organizational Culture, Professional Norms and Local Implementation of National Climate Policy * Policy Effectiveness and the Diffusion of Carbon-Free Energy Technology: The Case of Wind Power * Sharing Burdens in the European Union for the Protection of the Global Climate: A Swedish Perspective * Governing the Climate, (B)ordering the World * Multilevel Governance: A Solution to Climate Change Management? * Index
Lennart J. Lundqvist is Professor of Environmental Policy and Administration at Gi? teborg University, Sweden, and author of several books (including the classic work The Hare and the Tortoise: Clean Air Policies in the United States and Sweden). Anders Biel is Professor of Psychology at the Department of Psychology, Gi? teborg University, Sweden.
'This book is essential reading for policy-makers everywhere and at all levels, and for citizens who elect them.' Professor Robert Gifford, University of Victoria, Canada 'Lundqvist and Biel grapple with the serious problem of getting governments at different levels to cooperate in the struggle to solve environmental problems. The authors use social science principles to understand the conflicts that can arise in democracies that reflect local, national, regional and global constituencies. Given that these bodies set the policies that have crucial influence on the myriad acts contributing to environmental destruction, this book is essential reading for policy-makers everywhere and at all levels, and for citizens who elect them.' Professor Robert Gifford, University of Victoria, Canada 'Interesting read for politicians and decision-makers with a basic knowledge of climate and the international negotiations.' European Circular, Autumn 2007.