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dc.contributor.authorPasquini, Lorena
dc.contributor.authorShearing, Clifford
dc.date.accessioned2017-09-14T03:54:47Z
dc.date.available2017-09-14T03:54:47Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.issn15525465en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1177/1070496514525406en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/113534
dc.description.abstractPolitical issues can influence the delivery of services and other goals, such as environmental sustainability, within municipalities. However, the influence of political factors on the institutionalization of environmental issues within municipalities has not been examined. We investigate these issues using a case study of a South African municipality that has made considerable progress in institutionalizing environmental issues (particularly climate change related) in the last decade, despite a change in political leadership. The presence of the following factors promoted the institutionalization of environmental governance: (a) political champions; (b) networks between the municipality and other organizations and dense networks within the municipality; and (c) benefits for the municipality from environmental actions. Political issues can enable the process of institutionalization (e.g., by stimulating innovation through political party competition) and also hinder it through political instability (which disrupts patterns in champions and networks) and clientelism (which can cause environmental projects to be discontinued).en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.publisherSageen_US
dc.publisher.placeUnited Statesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom271en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto296en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalThe Journal of Environment Developmenten_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume23en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCriminology not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160299en_US
dc.titleMunicipalities, Politics, and Climate Change: An Example of the Process of Institutionalizing an Environmental Agenda Within Local Governmenten_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
dc.description.versionPost-printen_US
gro.rights.copyright© 2014 SAGE Publications. This is the author-manuscript version of the paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_US
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