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5 - Making Government Policy Credible

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  06 July 2023

Alexander F. Gazmararian
Affiliation:
Princeton University, New Jersey
Dustin Tingley
Affiliation:
Harvard University, Massachusetts
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Do our solutions to create credibility make a difference? Yes. This chapter and the rest of the book show how support for a clean energy transition increases when lawmakers make policies more credible and provide local economic benefits. We draw on various surveys and interviews to test our solutions for how credibility can be enhanced. For example, we demonstrate how laws rather than reversible promises can enhance credibility and garner more support. We also show how revealing the national consensus behind assistance to transitioning regions can reduce expectations of policy reversal. We also feature interviews with a range of energy firm executives and lobbyists, which complement our surveys of members of the public and local elected officials.

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Uncertain Futures
How to Unlock the Climate Impasse
, pp. 116 - 146
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Print publication year: 2023

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