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Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons: The Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative and a New Model of Emissions Trading

Leigh Raymond


Reclaiming the Atmospheric Commons explains recent changes in emissions trading policy to address climate change with a new theory of sudden policy change. The new theory of “normative reframing” argues that policy change advocates can draw on the unique power of social norms to undermine support for existing policies and successfully promote new alternatives, even in the face of resistance from vested economic interests. The book uses this theory of “normative reframing” to explain the surprising and unexpected political decision to make large power companies pay for the rights to emit green ... More

Keywords: Emissions trading, RGGI, EU ETS, Clean Power Plan, Climate policy, Policy theory, Norms, Issue framing, Interest group politics

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780262034746
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262034746.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leigh Raymond, author
Purdue University