Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/113925
Authors: 
Michallet, Benjamin
Gaeta, Giuseppe Lucio
Facchini, François
Year of Publication: 
2015
Series/Report no.: 
Nota di Lavoro, Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei 25.2015
Abstract: 
Why do parties offer environmental policies in their political programs? While a number of papers examine the determinants of citizens' pro-environmental behaviour, we know little about the extent to which political parties adjust their platform towards environmentalism. We investigate this process through data provided by the Manifesto Project Dataset (CMP) for 20 European countries over the period 1970-2008. Following the literature on public concern towards environment, we examine economic, environmental and political determinants. Our findings provide evidence that political parties' environmental concern is strongly correlated with their political ideology and with country-level economic conditions.
Subjects: 
Environmental Concern
Environmental Attitudes
Political Parties
Electoral Manifestos
JEL: 
Q58
D78
Z13
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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