Evidence of continued environmental degradation has led to a questioning of the traditional vision of unlimited economic growth in favour of sustainable development. Although several explicit environmental strategies were designed at the supranational level, the pursuit of environmental sustainability remains an aim driven by political concerns at the country level. This study aims to investigate the role of both “internal” (cognitive and motivational factors) and “external” (social forces and macro-economic conditions) contexts in influencing the propensity of political leaders regarding environmental matters. The findings indicate that cognitive and motivational factors tend to shape the environmental intentions of political leaders, whereas the “external” context does not have a significant impact. Our results suggest that the political leaders' propensity for addressing environmental matters is largely affected by the desire of leaders to establish or confirm an individual status (through political processes) or to conform to group norms. However, younger political leaders demonstrate a higher environmental propensity than do older leaders.
|Titolo:||What are political leaders' environmental intentions? The impact of social identification processes and macro-economic conditions|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2016|
|Citazione:||Biscotti, A.M., & D'Amico, E. (2016). What are political leaders' environmental intentions? The impact of social identification processes and macro-economic conditions. ECOLOGICAL ECONOMICS, 129, 152-160.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|