Greening The Car Industry
Varieties of Capitalism and Climate Change
John Mikler, Lecturer in Government and International Relations, University of Sydney, Australia
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Corporations, including those in the car industry, are increasingly keen to proclaim their green credentials. But what motivates firms to reduce the environmental impact of their products? Rather than accepting the conventional wisdom, John Mikler addresses this question in a novel way by taking a comparative institutionalist approach informed by the Varieties of Capitalism literature.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction 2. The Varieties of Capitalism Approach 3. The Car Industry and Climate Change 4. How Rules are Made: State Regulations in the European Union, US and Japan 5. Society as Governance? Social Attitudes and Consumer Demand 6. Firms’ Rationales: Environmental Reporting 7. Firms’ Commitment: Interviews 8. Conclusion Appendices Bibliography Index