A review on political factors influencing public support for urban environmental policy

Wan, C. ORCID: 0000-0001-5750-0610, Shen, G.Q. and Choi, S., 2017. A review on political factors influencing public support for urban environmental policy. Environmental Science and Policy, 75, pp. 70-80. ISSN 1462-9011

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Environmental quality is important to urban residents’ physical, social and psychological well-being. Governments have been formulating and implementing policies to mitigate environmental deterioration in cities. To effectively implement policies and achieve policy goals, gaining sufficient public support is an essential prerequisite; the policies would be in ruins and the government may also suffer from setbacks in other policy areas in the absence of public support. Therefore, to understand what contributes to public support is a crucial task for policymakers. Though current literature on socio-demographic and attitudinal/psychological factors provides fruitful accounts for policy support, a comprehensive examination of political determinants has yet to be established. In response to this, this review paper explores political factors that influence level of policy support based on existing literature. An integrated framework is proposed to explain policy support for urban environmental policy. This paper also discusses the possible directions of future research.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Environmental Science and Policy
Creators: Wan, C., Shen, G.Q. and Choi, S.
Publisher: Elsevier
Date: September 2017
Volume: 75
ISSN: 1462-9011
S1462901116309054Publisher Item Identifier
Divisions: Schools > Nottingham Business School
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 17 May 2021 10:49
Last Modified: 31 May 2021 15:03
URI: https://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/42875

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