Diskussionspapiere des Fachbereichs Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Universität Hannover 355
Using a considerable number of theoretical and empirical sources, we analyze the relationship between democracy and environment. First, we compare the situation in democracies and non-democracies. Later we discusses environmental distribution conflicts and the role of ratization influences environmental policies, concentrating on the role of economic inequality. Moreover, we discuss the impact of electoral rules and systems, as well as polluting lobbies. Finally, we consider political alternatives and sum up main conclusions.