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The effectiveness of European union environmental policy

Author: Wyn Grant; Duncan Matthews; Peter Newell
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Protecting the environment is now an established part of the policy portfolio of the European Union. But what progress has been made towards 'the greening of Europe'? This book starts by considering the relative weakness of the institutions concerned with environmental policy and the balance of power between business interests and environmental groups. Passing a directive only starts a process which encounters
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wyn Grant; Duncan Matthews; Peter Newell
ISBN: 0333730658 9780333730652 0333730666 9780333730669
OCLC Number: 44841520
Description: x, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Making Environmental Policy --
What is environmental policy? --
The development of environmental policy --
What distinguishes environmental policy from other EU policy areas --
Commission services: the environment directorate --
The Council of Ministers --
European Environment Agency --
European Parliament --
European Court of Justice --
Business and Environmental Interests --
Business influence on European environmental policy --
Environmental groups and EU environmental policy --
Implementation and Enforcement --
Characteristics of environmental legislation --
Implementation --
Enforcement --
Role of EU institutions in ensuring implementation and enforcement --
Role of member states in ensuring implementation and enforcement --
Co-ordination of implementation and enforcement --
Commission proposals to improve implementation and enforcement --
The EU as an External Actor --
The EU in global affairs --
Theorising the EU in global environmental affairs --
The EU in implicit global environmental politics --
EU environmental policy and globalisation --
Prospects --
The Climate Change Policy of the European Union --
The Carbon Tax fiasco --
Energy efficiency and renewables --
Internal politics --
National policy responses --
Integration with other policy sectors --
Explanations --
Prospects --
Water Policy --
Environmental challenges for EU water policy --
Principles of EU water policy --
Origins of EU water policy --
Water Policy after the First Action Programme on the Environment, 1973.
Responsibility: Wyn Grant, Duncan Matthews, and Peter Newell.
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After considering how decisions on environmental policy in the EU are made, and the balance of power between business and environmental interests, this book draws on the specialist expertise of the  Read more...

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'...an excellent handbook on the development and implementation of European Community environmental policy.' - Environment

 
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