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‘Why Won’t They Go Green? Barriers to Russian Environmental Leadership’

Since the emergence of the environment as an issue of political significance back in the 1960s almost all countries have an official environmental policy. The policy usually obliges the state to regulate the economy, and specifically the extractive and productive industries, in such a way as to encourage environmentally-friendly behaviour. Yet different countries have seen… Continue reading ‘Why Won’t They Go Green? Barriers to Russian Environmental Leadership’

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Resisting well? The French Greens in the European elections

For the majority of the mainstream media, the performance of the French Greens (EELV) in the European elections was underwhelming. Set alongside the dominant showing of the nationalist-populist Front National, the worst ever electoral performance of the governing Socialist Party  and the unimpressive performance of the corruption-mired Gaullist opposition , the Green vote in truth… Continue reading Resisting well? The French Greens in the European elections