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What promises do we have to keep? : A Call for Bipartisan Action on Climate Change

by Casey Fischl Across the globe, countries acknowledge climate change as a scientific fact and have been implementing mitigation and adaptation strategies as per their commitment in the Paris Agreement. This, however, is not the case for the United States where political leaders are still debating and questioning what 97 percent of climate scientists agree Read more…

Who Has the Ear of Your Legislators and Why They Can’t Seem to Get Anything Done

We’re six months away from one of the most consequential midterm elections in modern history, and Americans are fed up with Congress. Politicians have gotten a bad rap throughout history, but today’s legislators are setting record lows in approval ratings and public trust. What gives? Why do they disappoint us so often? Are they really ignoring our needs and demands, or are we misunderstanding the challenges they face?

In this episode, Sarah Anderson shows that it’s a little of both: politicians don’t listen to all constituents equally, but they also can’t just snap their fingers and fulfill our wishes.

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Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices

“Political Commitment, Policy Ambiguity, and Corporate Environmental Practices” Ning Liu, Shui-Yan Tang,Xueyong Zhan, Carlos Wing-Hung Lo DOI: 10.1111/psj.12130 Abstract A lack of clear political commitment together with confusing rules and enforcement often characterize the institutional context of policy implementation and regulatory compliance in developing countries. By connecting such contextual features to Read more…

Framing the Sustainable Future

Elgar Companion to Sustainable Cities: Strategies, Methods and Outlook Edited by Daniel A. Mazmanian, Professor of Public Policy, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California and Hilda Blanco, Research Professor and Interim Director, Center for Sustainable Cities, Sol Price School of Public Policy University of Southern California, Read more…

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