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Carbon Coalitions: Business, Climate Politics, and the Rise of Emissions Trading by Jonas Meckling

Published By: Cambridge and London: MIT Press
ISBN: 978-0-262-01632-2, cloth; 978-0-262-51633-4, pbk.
Date of Publication: 2011


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Reviewed by: Barry G. Rabe of Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan
Review DOI: 10.1257/jel.50.4.1106.r15
Review Pages: 1143-45

Book Review Abstract

Barry G. Rabe of Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan reviews, "Carbon Coalitions: Business, Climate Politics, and the Rise of Emissions Trading" by Jonas Meckling. The JEL annotation of this book begins: "Explores the strategies, level of influence, and sources of influence of business with regard to market-based climate policy, focusing on the role and importance of business in the rise of emissions trading. Discusses business coalitions in global environmental politics; the political economy of carbon trading; the Kyoto Protocol—internationalizing a U.S. regulatory approach; the European Union—from foe to friend of carbon trading; the United States—reimporting carbon trading; and business and the rise of market-based climate governance. Meckling is a postdoctoral fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. Index."


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Barry G. Rabe of Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan


JEL Classifications

D72: Models of Political Processes: Rent-seeking, Elections, Legislatures, and Voting Behavior
Q52: Pollution Control Adoption Costs; Distributional Effects; Employment Effects
Q54: Climate; Natural Disasters; Global Warming
Q58: Environmental Economics: Government Policy


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