Environmental Policy in the European Union

Environmental Policy in the European Union

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This second and fully revised edition brings together some of the most influential work on the theory and practice of contemporary EU environmental policy. Comprising five comprehensive parts, it includes in-depth case studies of contemporary policy issues such as climate change, genetically modified organisms and trans-Atlantic relations, as well as an assessment of how well the EU is responding to new challenges such as enlargement, environmental policy integration and sustainability. The book's aim is to look forward and ask whether the EU is prepared or even able to respond to the 'new' governance challenges posed by the perceived need to use 'new' policy instruments and processes to 'mainstream' environmental thinking in all EU policy sectors.High costs and low capacity often make it difficult, if not impossible, for latecomers to comply effectively with European ... Rather, they tend to take an indifferent and neutral position, or they build changing coalitions with pace- setters and ... In environmental policy, Belgium, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, and to some extent the UK, sit on the fence ... Fence-sitters do not share the strong incentive of pace-setters for uploading, nor would they always have the action capacity to do so.

Title:Environmental Policy in the European Union
Author:Andrew Jordan
Publisher:Earthscan - 2012


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