Anti-politics and Global Climate Inaction: The Case of the Australian Carbon Tax
Action on climate change has enjoyed popular support in most Western countries. Despite this, successive governments have struggled to implement policy to tackle this issue. Using the case of opposition to the Clean Energy Act, passed in Australia to establish an emissions trading scheme, this paper argues that a growing and broad sentiment of distrust in political elites, described as �anti-politics�, can explain some of this contradiction. Particular forms of climate policy, in...[Show more]
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