Critique as an opportunity for legitimation: the case of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme
Criticisms directed at the European Union (EU) and its institutions over the past decade have often been interpreted as a sign of fundamental weakness. However, using the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) as an example, Claire Godet argues that contestation should not be seen as a sign of failure, but rather as an opportunity for justification.
Post-Crisis Democracy in Europe blog, 23 February 2020
The EU’s climate policy focuses primarily on emission reductions. Illustration: colourbox.com