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dc.contributor.convenorGeoffrey Hawkeren_AU
dc.contributor.authorHowes, Michaelen_US
dc.contributor.editorGeoffrey Hawkeren_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:18:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:18:15Z
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.date.modified2010-09-02T06:50:52Z
dc.identifier.refurihttp://www.pol.mq.edu.au/apsa/refereed_papers.htmlen_AU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/29330
dc.description.abstractClimate change has been cast in many different roles - from a global swindle to a comprehensive market failure. It has even been suggested that this is the great moral challenge of our time. The school of ecological modernisation (EM) reconstructs the issue as a challenge that has been generated by inefficiency. It proposes better technological and institutional design as the core of an effective response. The focus of this paper is on mitigation strategies at the national level, with particular attention paid to carbon trading (also known as greenhouse gas emissions trading systems). The history that led to the Rudd Government's Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme and the resistance to this policy is discussed. This paper outlines five program themes of strong EM: technological innovation; engaging with economic imperatives; political and institutional change; transforming the role of social movements; and, discursive change. These themes are then used to analyse the development of climate policy in Australia. Overall it is argued that reconstructing the issue using strong EM is a strategy that can overcome the current resistance to carbon trading by selling the change as a win for both business and the environment. Further, it offers the opportunity to identify significant policy improvements.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherMacquarie Universityen_US
dc.publisher.placeSydneyen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://www.pol.mq.edu.au/apsa/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameAustralian Political Studies Association Annual Conference 2009en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitlePolitics and International Relationsen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2009-09-27en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2009-09-30en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMacquarie Universityen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Politicsen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode160605en_US
dc.titleA Climate of Change: Ecological modernisation and the politics of carbon trading in Australiaen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE1 - Conference Publications (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Sciences, Griffith School of Environmenten_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright remains with the author 2009. The attached file is posted here with permission of the copyright owner for your personal use only. No further distribution permitted. For information about this conference please refer to the publisher's website or contact the author.en_AU
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