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ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY

Year 2018, Volume: 26 Issue: 1, 75 - 100, 01.08.2018
https://doi.org/10.29228/mjes.45

Abstract

This article focuses on the future of UK climate action in light of thedecision to withdraw from the EU. The UK’s decision to leave the EU sentshockwaves through the UK and the EU political establishments and policy communities. Uncertainty marks the future of policy areas in which the UK previously demonstrated leadership. One area of particular importance is that of UK climate action. In 2006, a decade prior to the referendum in which 52% of voters chose to leave the EU, the UK began a period of intense and ambitious climate policy development and adoption. This period of ambition drove both the UK and the EU into a position of global climate leadership.Brexit has the potential for significant impact on the UK’s climate policy.However, political debates about the UK’s post-Brexit future have largely been devoid of references to climate change. Drawing on the agenda-setting literature, this article deploys the multiple streams model to analyze the problems, politics and policies of Brexit-era UK climate action. This is an innovative utilization of the multiple streams model, which is primarily used to explore policy change retrospectively. The application allows for the addressment of key issues – whether Brexit signals a definitive break in UK climate action, whether there is still support for climate action in Brexit Britain, and the future institutional capacity for climate policy. It is concluded that the UK is sleep-walking into diminished climate actorness after it leaves the EU.

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Year 2018, Volume: 26 Issue: 1, 75 - 100, 01.08.2018
https://doi.org/10.29228/mjes.45

Abstract

References

  • Timothy, N. (2016) “Nick Timothy: Port Talbot, globalisation – and the governing class that gains from mass immigration while poorer people lose out”, <http://www.conservativehome.com/thecolumnists/2016/04/nick- timothy-port-talbot- should-make-us-question-the-unthinking-liberalism- of-our-governing-classes.html>, (23 October 2017).
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  • Vogler, J. (2011) “The European Union as a global environmental policy actor”, in R. Wurzel and J. Connelly (eds.), The European Union as a Leader in International Climate Change Politics, (Abingdon: Routledge), pp: 21-37.

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Primary Language English
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Jeremy F.g. MOULTON

James SİLVERWOOD This is me

Publication Date August 1, 2018
Published in Issue Year 2018 Volume: 26 Issue: 1

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APA MOULTON, J. F., & SİLVERWOOD, J. (2018). ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY. Marmara Üniversitesi Avrupa Araştırmaları Enstitüsü Avrupa Araştırmaları Dergisi, 26(1), 75-100. https://doi.org/10.29228/mjes.45
AMA MOULTON JF, SİLVERWOOD J. ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY. MJES. August 2018;26(1):75-100. doi:10.29228/mjes.45
Chicago MOULTON, Jeremy F.g., and James SİLVERWOOD. “ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY”. Marmara Üniversitesi Avrupa Araştırmaları Enstitüsü Avrupa Araştırmaları Dergisi 26, no. 1 (August 2018): 75-100. https://doi.org/10.29228/mjes.45.
EndNote MOULTON JF, SİLVERWOOD J (August 1, 2018) ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY. Marmara Üniversitesi Avrupa Araştırmaları Enstitüsü Avrupa Araştırmaları Dergisi 26 1 75–100.
IEEE J. F. MOULTON and J. SİLVERWOOD, “ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY”, MJES, vol. 26, no. 1, pp. 75–100, 2018, doi: 10.29228/mjes.45.
ISNAD MOULTON, Jeremy F.g. - SİLVERWOOD, James. “ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY”. Marmara Üniversitesi Avrupa Araştırmaları Enstitüsü Avrupa Araştırmaları Dergisi 26/1 (August 2018), 75-100. https://doi.org/10.29228/mjes.45.
JAMA MOULTON JF, SİLVERWOOD J. ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY. MJES. 2018;26:75–100.
MLA MOULTON, Jeremy F.g. and James SİLVERWOOD. “ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY”. Marmara Üniversitesi Avrupa Araştırmaları Enstitüsü Avrupa Araştırmaları Dergisi, vol. 26, no. 1, 2018, pp. 75-100, doi:10.29228/mjes.45.
Vancouver MOULTON JF, SİLVERWOOD J. ON THE AGENDA? THE MULTIPLE STREAMS OF BREXIT-ERA UK CLIMATE POLICY. MJES. 2018;26(1):75-100.