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Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy$
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James Meadowcroft and Daniel J. Fiorino

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780262036580

Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.001.0001

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Conceptual Innovation and Environmental Policy

Conceptual Innovation and Environmental Policy

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Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

James Meadowcroft

Daniel J. Fiorino

The MIT Press

This chapter present a general introduction to the issue of conceptual innovation in environmental policy. It argues that attention to concepts is important for understanding argument and practice in the environmental domain. Over the past half century there has been more or less continuous development in the thought categories used to structure discussion of environmental issues. The chapter offers a basic framework for understanding conceptual change in the environmental sphere and presents the outline of the chapters to follow.

Keywords:   conceptual innovation, environmental concepts, environmental policy, environmental governance

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