In this incisive book, Daniel Fiorino challenges the assumptions and evidence offered by sceptics of democracy and its capacity to handle climate change. Democracies, he explains, typically enjoy higher levels of environmental performance and produce greater innovation in technology, policy, and climate governance than autocracies. Rather than less democracy, Fiorino calls for a more accountable and responsive politics that will provide democratically–elected governments with the enhanced capacity for collective action on climate and other environmental issues.
- Tables and box
- 1 The Challenge to Governance
- 2 Do Authoritarian Regimes Do Better?
- 3 Why Democracies Differ
- 4 How Democracies Will Handle Climate Change
- Further Reading