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Environmental Governance and Decentralisation

Series: New Horizons in Environmental Economics

Edited By: Albert Breton

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Dec 2007 | #172066 | ISBN-13: 9781847203984
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The volume examines how different countries define and address environmental issues, with specific attention to intergovernmental relations: what institutions have been created, what assignment of powers have been chosen or have emerged, what solutions have been tried and with what success. It also investigates whether a systemic view of the environment had percolated to the level of policy making. The adopted perspective has been as broad as possible, with the inclusion of sixteen countries in six continents and of the European Union, analyzed by scholars from different disciplines - economics, political science, environmental science and law - thus producing novel material that is not part of the conventional treatment of the environment and of decentralization in the economic literature.


Contents:Foreword1. IntroductionAlbert Breton, Giorgio Brosio, Silvana Dalmazzone and Giovanna GarronePART I: FEDERAL AND SUPRANATIONAL SYSTEMS2. Australia: Preserving Biodiversity and Managing Water ResourcesJeffrey D. Petchey3. Economic Growth and Environmental Protection in Brazil: An Unfavourable Trade-offClovis Cavalcanti4. Interdependence and Coordination in the Canadian Environmental Policy ProcessMarcia Valiante5. Ethiopia: Protecting Nature in a Developing Decentralized CountryGedion Asfaw, Sebsebe Demissew and Kifle Lemma6. European Union: Shifting Environmental Governance to the Supranational LevelAnthony R. Zito7. Environmental Institutions in Germany: Leader or Laggard?Stefanie Engel and Melanie Zimmermann8. Overlapping Fiscal Domains and the Effectiveness of Environmental Policy in IndiaSubrata Mandal and M. Govinda Rao9. Russia: The Difficult Transition to Stable Environmental InstitutionsPavel V. Kasyanov and Aliona V. Stovpivskaya10. The Political Economy of Environmental Governance in the United StatesJason F. ShogrenPART II: NON FEDERAL COUNTRIES11. Chile: The Development-sustainability DilemmaTommaso Chiamparino, Laura Piazza and Irene Venturello12. China: Seeking Meaningful Decentralization to Achieve SustainabilityChanghua Wu and Hua Wang13. The Danish Communes: Capacities and Constraints in Environmental ManagementMikael Skou Andersen14. France: Forces Shaping Centralization and Decentralization in Environmental PolicymakingAlbert Breton and Pierre Salmon15. Capacity Constraints on Local Government Environmental Policies in GhanaFelix Ankomah Asante16. Italy: Towards Responsibility Sharing in Environmental ProtectionIvana Capozza and Giovanna Garrone17. Netherlands: An Integrated, Participatory Approach to Environmental PolicymakingDuncan Liefferink and Mark Wiering18. United Kingdom: Environmental Policymaking in a Centralized, Market-driven SystemStephen Smith19. Trends in Environmental Governance: Evidence from Seventeen Countries and Sundry Reflections ThereonAlbert Breton, Giorgio Brosio, Silvana Dalmazzone and Giovanna Garrone

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