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Public Attitudes toward Climate Science and Climate Policy in Federal Systems: Canada and the United States Compared 1

dc.contributor.authorLachapelle, Ericken_US
dc.contributor.authorBorick, Christopher P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorRabe, Barryen_US
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-21T15:49:41Z
dc.date.available2013-07-01T14:33:06Zen_US
dc.date.issued2012-05en_US
dc.identifier.citationLachapelle, Erick; Borick, Christopher P.; Rabe, Barry (2012). "Public Attitudes toward Climate Science and Climate Policy in Federal Systems: Canada and the United States Compared 1 ." Review of Policy Research 29(3). <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/91218>en_US
dc.identifier.issn1541-132Xen_US
dc.identifier.issn1541-1338en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/91218
dc.description.abstractMultilevel governance poses several challenges for the politics of climate change. On the one hand, the unequal distribution of power and interests can serve as a barrier to implementing coherent policy at a federal level. On the other, these features also enable policy leadership among sub‐federal units. In the context of wide variation in climate policy at both national and sub‐federal levels in Canada and in the United States, this paper utilizes an original data set to examine public attitudes and perceptions toward climate science and climate change policy in two federal systems. Drawing on national and provincial/state level data from telephone surveys administered in the United States and in Canada, the paper provides insight into where the public stands on the climate change issue in two of the most carbon‐intensive federal systems in the world. The paper includes the first directly comparable public opinion data on how Canadians and Americans form their opinions regarding climate matters and provides insight into the preferences of these two populations regarding climate policies at both the national and sub‐federal levels. Key findings are examined in the context of growing policy experiments at the sub‐federal level in both countries and limited national level progress in the adoption of climate change legislation.en_US
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Incen_US
dc.publisherWiley Periodicals, Inc.en_US
dc.subject.otherUnited Statesen_US
dc.subject.otherMultilevel Governanceen_US
dc.subject.otherCarbon Pricingen_US
dc.subject.otherPublic Opinionen_US
dc.subject.otherClimate Changeen_US
dc.subject.otherFederalismen_US
dc.subject.otherCanadaen_US
dc.titlePublic Attitudes toward Climate Science and Climate Policy in Federal Systems: Canada and the United States Compared 1en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.robotsIndexNoFollowen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelPolitical Scienceen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelGovernment, Politics and Lawen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumUniversity of Michiganen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherUniveristé de Montréalen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherMuhlenberg Collegeen_US
dc.identifier.pmid20096533en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurlhttp://deepblue.lib.umich.edu/bitstream/2027.42/91218/1/j.1541-1338.2012.00563.x.pdf
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1541-1338.2012.00563.xen_US
dc.identifier.sourceReview of Policy Researchen_US
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