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Proportionality and Environmental Policy

Allreke Wählhammar, Rickard LU (2016) STVA22 20161
Department of Political Science
Abstract
This paper studies the relationship between the degree of electoral proportionality and the level of environmental policy implementation. This is done by examining the causal mechanism of how electoral proportionality in itself affect the implementation and how it can affect it with the share of green and left-libertarian parties and the level of corporatism as in-between variables. By testing three hypotheses linked to these three factors and using a quantitative statistical analysis it can be concluded that proportionality in itself has no significant effect on the level of environmental policy implementation. What is shown to be imported is the degree of corporatism and to some regard the seat share of left-libertarian parties. Because... (More)
This paper studies the relationship between the degree of electoral proportionality and the level of environmental policy implementation. This is done by examining the causal mechanism of how electoral proportionality in itself affect the implementation and how it can affect it with the share of green and left-libertarian parties and the level of corporatism as in-between variables. By testing three hypotheses linked to these three factors and using a quantitative statistical analysis it can be concluded that proportionality in itself has no significant effect on the level of environmental policy implementation. What is shown to be imported is the degree of corporatism and to some regard the seat share of left-libertarian parties. Because a proportional electoral systems allows for small parties to enter parliament it works as an institutional requirement for post-material and environmental values to enter through left-libertarian parties. And more importantly the level of proportionality correlates with the degree of corporatism, the institution that this studies show is linked to a high degree of environmental policy implementation, meaning that the effects of proportionality are due to its connection with corporatism. (Less)
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Allreke Wählhammar, Rickard LU
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STVA22 20161
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L2 - 2nd term paper (old degree order)
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English
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8873086
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  abstract     = {This paper studies the relationship between the degree of electoral proportionality and the level of environmental policy implementation. This is done by examining the causal mechanism of how electoral proportionality in itself affect the implementation and how it can affect it with the share of green and left-libertarian parties and the level of corporatism as in-between variables. By testing three hypotheses linked to these three factors and using a quantitative statistical analysis it can be concluded that proportionality in itself has no significant effect on the level of environmental policy implementation. What is shown to be imported is the degree of corporatism and to some regard the seat share of left-libertarian parties. Because a proportional electoral systems allows for small parties to enter parliament it works as an institutional requirement for post-material and environmental values to enter through left-libertarian parties. And more importantly the level of proportionality correlates with the degree of corporatism, the institution that this studies show is linked to a high degree of environmental policy implementation, meaning that the effects of proportionality are due to its connection with corporatism.},
  author       = {Allreke Wählhammar, Rickard},
  language     = {eng},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Proportionality and Environmental Policy},
  year         = {2016},
}