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Market-Based Instruments for Environmental Management: Politics and Institutions

Series: International Studies in Environmental Policy Making

Edited By: Mikael Anderson and Rolf Sprenger

271 pages, Figs, tabs

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Mar 2000 | #107279 | ISBN: 1840640391
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Market-based instruments are becoming the environmental management tool of choice and have provided a new perspective on the conventional wisdom about policy instruments. This is an analysis of the complexities of designing and implementing market-based instruments using case study experiences from the Nordic countries, Japan, France, The Netherlands, Germany and Britain, where a range of green taxes have been introduced. The contributors examine the role of political processes in designing, introducing and implementing green taxes and charges, and analyze the extent to which political concerns complicate the approach favoured by environmental economists. The authors then focus on the implementation of market-based instruments to achieve environmental objectives and offer an "ex-post" evaluation of different countries' experiences with economic instruments.


Market-based instruments in environmental policies - the lessons of experience, Rolf-Ulruch Sprenger; designing and introducing green taxes - institutional dimensions, Mikael Skou Andersen; environmental innovations from the standpoint of policy analysis - from an instrumental to a strategic approach in environmental policy, Martin Janicke; what the doctor should know - politicians are special patients -on the impact of the policy making process on the design of economic instruments, Hans Th. A. Bressers and Dave Huitema; dialogue and economic efficiency - two antagonistic goals for environmental policy-making? Lessons from the French packaging waste management system, Olivier Godard; efficiency and fairness - the Norwegian experience with agri-environmental taxation, Arild Vatn; explaining why the Swedes but not the Danes tax fertilizers - a comparison of policy networks and political parties, Carsten Daugbjerg; considering feasibility and efficiency - the Danish mix of CO2 taxes and agreements, Martin Enevoldsen and Stefan Brendstrup; the limitations of economic instruments as stimuli for technical change, technological change and innovation, Dominic Hogg; a socio-economic evaluation of the sox-charge in Japan, Yu Matsuno and Kazuhiro Ueta; assessing the efficiency of economic instruments - reforming the French agencies de l'eau, Bernaud Barraque; the Danish waste tax - the role of institutions for the implementation and effectiveness of economic instruments, Mikael Skou Andersen.

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