Author ORCID Identifier

http://orcid.org/0000-0003-1466-6586

Degree Year

2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts

Department

Politics

Advisor(s)

Swapna Pathak

Committee Member(s)

H.N. Hirsch
Ronald Kahn

Keywords

Climate change, Sea level, Sea level rise, Policy, Environmental policy, Municipal governance, Cities, Federalism

Abstract

This thesis analyzes the different relationships between cities and states in sea level rise adaptation. To determine the most effective governing structure, I compare my own categorical framework to an evaluative framework from the Georgetown Climate Center. I find that my category of limited-constraint autonomy is most effective for sea level rise adaptation.

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