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This article explores a backlash against the net zero greenhouse gas emissions target within the UK. We introduce the term ‘anti-net zero populism’ to analyse ideological and opportunistic counter-movements working to undermine climate policy. We build a conceptual framework based on the literatures on ‘policy dismantling’ and ‘discursive opportunity structures’, to analyse how right-wing populists seek to undermine the net zero goal and dismantle policies. We compare these efforts across six specific policy areas involved in pursuing net zero. Overall, we contribute to understanding the roles of discourse for policy dismantling, and the comparative strategies pursued to undermine net zero.
- UK climate policy
- discursive opportunity structures
- comparative analysis of policy dismantling
Research Beacons, Institutes and Platforms
- Sustainable Consumption Institute
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Polycentric pioneers? Explaining variations in governance models and their impacts on local climate change policy
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