How climate policy affects voters: Liam Beiser-McGrath | LSE European Politics and Policy posted on the topic | LinkedIn (2024)

LSE European Politics and Policy

689 followers

  • Report this post

While #climatechange is still an important issue, it is now clearly only one of many issues that voters consider to be important, explains Liam Beiser-McGrath. Inflation, energy prices and the Russian invasion of Ukraine still loom large in many voters’ minds, and this confluence of issues make it difficult for climate to be pivotal for voters.And while you do see high levels of support among the public about doing “something” about climate change, once you start to get into the details of what stringent climate policy actually entails (in terms of its costs and not just its benefits), these figures start to drop quite precipitously. Additionally, as this reality of what meaningful climate policy looks like becomes more apparent to voters, they may be looking for climate policy that is ambitious, but nottooambitious. This may also be because most of the traditional major parties have adopted climate change as a serious issue to some degree, which means that while green parties have “issue ownership” in terms of a full-speed ahead green transition (that may appeal to a small segment of the public), people can feel broadly content getting some climate action from voting for these more traditional parties (climate-light). https://lnkd.in/gezyrVn4

Interview with Liam Beiser-McGrath: “We have to design climate policies that reflect not just the environmental but also the political reality” https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog

1

Like Comment

To view or add a comment, sign in

More Relevant Posts

  • LSE European Politics and Policy

    689 followers

    • Report this post

    The attempted assassination of Robert Fico dominated headlines ahead of Slovakia's European election. However, as Erik Láštic and Tim Haughton explain, the results largely reinforced pre-existing trends.The socially liberal, economically centrist Progressive Slovakia (PS) won 27.8% of the vote and the most seats in the election. Some anti-Fico voters rallied behind PS and its clarion call to defeat Fico and ensure a pro-European Slovakia, boosting the result for the Progressives, but denting support for other opposition parties.The polarised nature of Slovak politics continued. The main beneficiaries were the two main parties, with PS and Fico's Smer-SD receiving over half of all votes and 11 of Slovakia’s 15 seats in the European Parliament. The result therefore hints at an emerging duopoly in Slovak politics. https://lnkd.in/guswGA67

    Mixed signals – the European Parliament elections in Slovakia https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog

    1

    Like Comment

    To view or add a comment, sign in

    • Report this post

    The French legislative election could be the culmination of two decades of decline for France's mainstream parties, writes Dr Joseph Downing.The demise of the established party system has been accompanied by the rise of the National Rally, which benefits from a significant opposition advantage because it has yet to be tainted by holding power at the national level. The National Rally's success under Marine Le Pen and now Jordan Bardella has been driven by a clear strategy, spearheaded by Le Pen, to drag it kicking and screaming into the mainstream. Yet it is also an expression of the failure of the mainstream to address vital issues such as the cost of living over a period of decades. The challenge for the French centre will be to reclaim the ground they are now losing to Bardella, Le Pen and the National Rally. If they are to do so, they will need to learn important lessons that have thus far escaped political and bureaucratic elites across Europe. https://lnkd.in/gNAXetXQ

    Can the French centre hold against Jordan Bardella and the National Rally? https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog

    4

    Like Comment

    To view or add a comment, sign in

  • LSE European Politics and Policy

    689 followers

    • Report this post

    Giorgia Meloni’s EU election victory sets the stage for a clash over the Italian constitution, writes Gianluca Piccolino.Meloni's government has presented a constitutional bill introducing the direct election of the Prime Minister. The reform has been widely contested by the opposition, who claim it will undermine the system of checks and balances provided for by Italy’s constitution.The results of the European elections were an ideal outcome for Meloni. She received confirmation of her primacy within her coalition, while her allies saw a small increase in their support compared to 2022. All eyes will now be on whether she can succeed in implementing her constitutional reform. https://lnkd.in/gE2kiGXp

    Meloni’s EU election victory sets the stage for a clash over the Italian constitution https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog

    2

    Like Comment

    To view or add a comment, sign in

  • LSE European Politics and Policy

    689 followers

    • Report this post

    July's European Political Community meeting in the UK will be an ideal opportunity for Europe’s new leaders to confront the continent’s many challenges, writes James Dennison.While detractors have seen the EPC as a fig leaf to EU candidate countries, its emergence potentially holds profound significance for European politics and integration, reflecting stubborn truths that have become more apparent following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.The new UK government should pull out all the stops to support the EPC, including an offer to host and fund a permanent London-based Secretariat. Doing so would, for the first time, put “Europe” in the centre of Westminster life. https://lnkd.in/gadgYncR

    The promise and meaning of the European Political Community after the 2024 EU and UK elections https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog

    1

    Like Comment

    To view or add a comment, sign in

  • LSE European Politics and Policy

    689 followers

    • Report this post

    Voters are heading to the polls for the #EP2024 elections. Here are eight stories to watch as the results come in:1. Is there deadlock ahead in Belgium? The country is holding simultaneous federal, regional and European elections. https://lnkd.in/gahSTCv72. Can Bulgaria overcome its political instability? Bulgaria’s European election will take place alongside yet another parliamentary election – the sixth it has held since 2021. https://lnkd.in/guRmMAWJ3. What will the vote tell us about the next French presidential election? Marine Le Pen’s Rassemblement National currently tops the polls in France. https://lnkd.in/g_u4u87T4. Can Péter Magyar’s new party challenge Fidesz in Hungary? Magyar's party, Tisza, has rapidly increased its support in opinion polls ahead of the election. https://lnkd.in/gkT6CYHd5. Will Giorgia Meloni embrace her “pragmatic” side? Despite the Italian Prime Minister’s once vehement opposition to Brussels, relations between Italy and the EU’s institutions are now increasingly positive. https://lnkd.in/gc9iWkwM6. Will Geert Wilders’ PVV top the vote in the Netherlands? Research from Nick Martin and Andre Krouwel suggests that despite the success of the PVV, the European ideal still retains strong support among Dutch voters. https://lnkd.in/gE3J6UTr7. Who will win in Poland? Civic Platform are aiming to finish above Law and Justice after failing to do so at the Polish local elections in April. https://lnkd.in/geunytJ8 8. Is the two-party system finished in Portugal? Research by Lea Heyne and Luca Manucci suggests increasing levels of affective polarisation are changing the nature of Portuguese political competition. https://lnkd.in/e_Sm93K2

    2

    Like Comment

    To view or add a comment, sign in

  • LSE European Politics and Policy

    689 followers

    • Report this post

    The European Parliament elections have demonstrated the two sides of Italy's Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni.As Marina Cino Pagliarello writes, Meloni has displayed two contrasting sides since coming to power in 2022. On the one hand, there is her "identity" side, in which she embodies the “fiery” face of the Italian right. On the other, there is her "pragmatic" side, which has seen her develop a good working relationship with the EU's institutions.Yet the 2024 European Parliament elections could soon leave Meloni facing a choice over how she approaches relations with Europe. She may have to decide between leading the opposition in the European Parliament or embracing her pragmatic side in the hope of securing a greater voice over key decisions. https://lnkd.in/gc9iWkwM #EP2024 #Italy

    The two sides of Giorgia Meloni ahead of the European Parliament elections https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog

    3

    Like Comment

    To view or add a comment, sign in

  • LSE European Politics and Policy

    689 followers

    • Report this post

    At the start of this year, it looked as though Ireland's European election would deliver a resounding victory for Sinn Féin, writes Rory Costello. In recent months, however, Sinn Féin has experienced a sharp decline in support as immigration has become a salient issue. This is a familiar story in Irish politics, where support for the main left-wing party drains away among working class voters when immigration becomes politicised.With Sinn Féin losing ground, the political landscape in Ireland looks extremely fragmented, with independent candidates expected to receive a large share of the vote. https://lnkd.in/g_87f5wc #EP2024 #Ireland

    Ireland: the 2024 European Parliament elections – rise of the independents? https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog

    1

    Like Comment

    To view or add a comment, sign in

  • LSE European Politics and Policy

    689 followers

    • Report this post

    Geert Wilders’ victory in the 2023 Dutch election might suggest Euroscepticism is rising in the Netherlands. Yet new research suggests the European ideal retains strong support among Dutch voters.Nick Martin and André Krouwel used survey research to examine what supporters of Dutch parties feel about the EU ahead of the 2024 European Parliament elections. They found that while there is significant evidence of anti-European and populist sentiment among voters, Dutch attitudes towards Europe are more complex than many think. Alongside the populists sit large and more influential groups of Dutch voters for whom the European ideal still holds a great attraction. In the eye of the populist storm, political appeals to European cooperation, solidarity and democracy remain powerful campaigning tools. https://lnkd.in/gE3J6UTr #Netherlands #EP2024

    The Netherlands – still European in the eye of the populist storm https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog

    6

    Like Comment

    To view or add a comment, sign in

How climate policy affects voters: Liam Beiser-McGrath | LSE European Politics and Policy posted on the topic | LinkedIn (28)

How climate policy affects voters: Liam Beiser-McGrath | LSE European Politics and Policy posted on the topic | LinkedIn (29)

689 followers

View Profile

Follow

Explore topics

  • Sales
  • Marketing
  • Business Administration
  • HR Management
  • Content Management
  • Engineering
  • Soft Skills
  • See All
How climate policy affects voters: Liam Beiser-McGrath | LSE European Politics and Policy posted on the topic | LinkedIn (2024)
Top Articles
Latest Posts
Article information

Author: Duncan Muller

Last Updated:

Views: 6278

Rating: 4.9 / 5 (59 voted)

Reviews: 82% of readers found this page helpful

Author information

Name: Duncan Muller

Birthday: 1997-01-13

Address: Apt. 505 914 Phillip Crossroad, O'Konborough, NV 62411

Phone: +8555305800947

Job: Construction Agent

Hobby: Shopping, Table tennis, Snowboarding, Rafting, Motor sports, Homebrewing, Taxidermy

Introduction: My name is Duncan Muller, I am a enchanting, good, gentle, modern, tasty, nice, elegant person who loves writing and wants to share my knowledge and understanding with you.