Political institutions (what are the political institutions that structure environmental politics in. = the prescription of rules the humans use to organize all forms of repetitive and structured interactions. Set of rules that are predictable - advantage and disadvantages others. Who is engages in politics and why they do the things they do. E. g. ideologies, religions, beliefs (in the canadian political context) One of the prime areas where democracy occurs is environmental issues. Rules have scales - parking, what can be built, etc. Enforcement of rules is an imp part of institution. Set of rules about how we organize public decision making. Canadian constitution outlines the structure of the canadian state. Holds the executive accountable and all laws must be approved by. Made of elected members who each represent a riding (338 ridings) and are elected through fptp system. Relatively nonpartisan process in canada but little oversight of pm"s choice.