chapter  6
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The introduction of the cap and trading scheme in Germany: factors to determine the major policy change in Germany Agenda setting: the introduction of flexible mechanisms in the

The analysis in Chapter 5 of the policy core beliefs held by actors in the climate policy subsystem suggests that policy core beliefs, as an independent variable, are not sufficient to explain why Germany experienced more substantial and much deeper policy change in its climate policy subsystem than Japan did in its. This chapter approaches the question from a different angle, by analysing the introduction of a cap and trading scheme in Germany as a case study and examining the explanatory powers of the four hypotheses posed in Chapter 1 in relation to this case.