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Environmental Policy in Search of New Instruments

Series: Environment, Science and Society Volume: 3

Edited By: B Dente

233 pages, Figs

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Hardback | Dec 1995 | #45145 | ISBN: 079232949X
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This volume deliberately aims to break new ground in providing the conceptual tools necessary for the next generation of environmental policies. It covers a wide interdisciplinary range, from public policy analysis to international law, and draws upon much international experience, well reflected by the mixed composition of the contributors. The book explores the potential of new policy instruments, such as policy evaluation or mediation, proposes alternative institutional arrangements for dealing with the issues, classifies existing instruments, and illuminates the process through which old and new tools can be set into operation.


The Globalization of Environmental Policy and the Search for New Instruments; B. Dente. A Classification of Instruments for Environmental Policy; P.J. Klok. Political (Un)Feasibility of Environmental Economic Instruments; C. Larrue. Arguments, Assumptions and the Choice of Policy Instruments; A. Liberatore. Courts and Citizen Action; N. Pain. Addressing Uncertainty: Law, Policy and the Development of the Precautionary Principle; J. Cameron. Policy Instruments, Public Deliberation and Evaluation Processes; J. Subirats. Mediation as a Policy Instrument for Resolving Environmental Disputes - with Special Reference to Germany; H. Weidner. New Institutional Arrangements for a New Generation of Environmental Policy Instruments - Intra and Interpolicy Cooperation; P. Knoepfel.

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