Cities and climate change: how historical legacies shape policy-making in English and German municipalities

Eckersley, P. ORCID: 0000-0001-9048-8529, 2017. Cities and climate change: how historical legacies shape policy-making in English and German municipalities. Politics, 37 (2), pp. 151-166. ISSN 0263-3957

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Abstract

This article draws on secondary historical sources and primary interviews to highlight how the legacy of local government's creation in England and Germany has significant implications for policy-making in the present day. By employing an institutionalist perspective to analyse how one municipality in each country tries to promote renewable energy and retrofit private housing, it demonstrates how historical factors have resulted in the German council having more capacity to act hierarchically in local governance arrangements than its English counterpart. These findings have notable implications for how governments at all levels seek to tackle major challenges such as climate change.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Politics
Creators: Eckersley, P.
Publisher: Sage
Date: May 2017
Volume: 37
Number: 2
ISSN: 0263-3957
Identifiers:
NumberType
10.1177/0263395716670412DOI
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Depositing User: Linda Sullivan
Date Added: 26 Apr 2018 07:43
Last Modified: 03 May 2018 12:21
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/33334

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