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Environmental Policy in Japan

Edited By: Hidefumi Imura and Miranda Schreurs
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Environmental Policy in Japan
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Japanese environmental management style is in many ways distinct from that found in Europe or the USA. There is less emphasis on litigation, more emphasis on administrative guidance and considerable use of voluntary mechanisms for policy implementation. This volume considers what factors may have contributed to Japan's relatively successful efforts at dealing with severe industrial pollution and problems associated with rapid urbanization.

The book introduces Japan's environmental history, its key environmental regulations and the forces that have driven Japan to introduce these environmental regulations and programs. It also examines the various formal and informal institutional mechanisms and policy instruments that have been introduced over the past several decades to implement pollution control and energy conservation. The authors conclude by putting Japan's environmental policy experiences in comparative perspective and considering what useful lessons can be drawn from the Japanese experience for developing nations.

Contents

Preface; 1. Learning from Japanese Environmental Management Experience; 2. Japan's Environmental Policy: Past and Future; 3. Japan's Environmental Policy: Institutions and the Interplay of Actors; 4. Economic Implications of Pollution Control Policy in Japan; 5. Japan's Environmental Politics: Recognition and Response Processes; 6. Japan's Environmental Policy: International Cooperation; 7. Environmental Policy Instruments; 8. Case Studies of Environmental Politics in Japan; 9. Local Government, Industry and Pollution Control; 10. Japan's Environmental Policy: Financial Mechanisms; 11. Environmental Industries and Technologies in Japan; 12. Japan's Environmental Management Experiences: Strategic Implications for Asia's Developing Countries; 13. Environmental Policy Making in the Advanced Industrialized Countries: Japan, the European Union, and the United States Compared; 14. Evaluating Japan's Environmental Policy Performance; References; Index.

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Edited By: Hidefumi Imura and Miranda Schreurs
Publisher: Edward Elgar
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