International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

The Relatıonshıp of Democracy and Envıronment: A Study on Turkey

Democracy is important for societies to live in a cleaner environment and have a better quality of life because people have more freedom to express their rights and thoughts about their quality of life through the media. Carbon dioxide emission data are mostly used in studies on democracy and the environment in Turkey in literature. To contribute to the studies in the literature, ecological footprint data was used in this study for the environmental pollution variable.ARDL analysis was used in the study's econometric analysis to investigate the cointegration relationship between democracy and environmental pollution. According to the ARDL analysis, there is a significant relationship between environmental pollution and democracy.

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