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Kolcava, Dennis
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Bernauer, Thomas
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2020-11-09T11:36:20Z
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2020-11-09T04:15:10Z
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2020-11-09T11:36:20Z
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2021-01
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1462-9011
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1873-6416
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10.1016/j.envsci.2020.09.013
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http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11850/450222
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10.3929/ethz-b-000450222
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Societal efforts towards greening the economy are typically accompanied by controversy over whether voluntary initiatives by firms or government regulation are more effective to that end. Recent research argues that public opinion plays an important role in this regard because citizens’ preferences are crucial when democratic policy-makers decide. We investigate whether and how citizens’ general attitudes regarding the relationship between the private sector and government can help explain their policy preferences. We argue that whether citizens perceive the state-private sector relationship as synergistic or antagonistic has an effect on their support for private sector self-regulation or government regulation respectively. We assess this argument based on information from a representative survey (N = 1677) in Switzerland. We find that citizens who regard the state-private sector relationship in environmental policy-making as synergistic favor private sector self-regulation. In contrast, citizens who regard the state-private sector relationship as antagonistic prefer either self-regulation or government intervention. We also observe that views on whether firms engage in self-regulation to gain a competitive economic advantage shape the perception of a synergistic state-private sector relationship. Our findings are relevant to current green economy debates as policy-makers in Europe and elsewhere are trying to move beyond the ‘either firms or the state’ paradigm in regulatory environmental politics.
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en
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Elsevier
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http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
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Environmental politics
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Focus group
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Public opinion
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Self-regulation
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Survey
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Greening the Economy through Voluntary Private Sector Initiatives or Government Regulation? A Public Opinion Perspective
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Journal Article
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Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
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2020-11-01
ethz.journal.title
Environmental Science & Policy
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115
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Environ. Sci. Policy
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61
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70
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Impacts of Corporate Social Responsibility Initiatives on Citizen and Stakeholder Attitudes and Behavior Towards a Green Economy
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Kidlington
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published
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03446 - Bernauer, Thomas / Bernauer, Thomas
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ETH Zürich::00002 - ETH Zürich::00012 - Lehre und Forschung::00007 - Departemente::02045 - Dep. Geistes-, Sozial- u. Staatswiss. / Dep. of Humanities, Social and Pol.Sc.::03446 - Bernauer, Thomas / Bernauer, Thomas
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172363
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SNF
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10.13039/501100001711
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NFP 73: Gesuch
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10.3929/ethz-b-000489451
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2020-11-09T04:15:16Z
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