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The European Union (EU) has a hugely important effect on the way in which environmental policies are framed and implemented in many different parts of the world, but especially Europe. The new and comprehensively revised edition of this well known textbook provides a state of the art analysis of the EU's environmental policies.
Comprising five parts, it covers the rapidly changing context in which EU policies are made, the key actors that interact to co-produce policy and the most salient dynamics of policy making ranging from decision making, through to implementation and evaluation.
Written by leading experts in the field, individual chapters examine how the EU is responding to a multitude of different problems including biodiversity loss, climate change, energy insecurity, water and air pollution. They tease out the many important ways in which the EU`s policies on these topics co-evolve with national and international environmental policies. In this third edition a mixture of learning features are employed to ensure that students fully understand how EU policies in this vital area developed in the past and how they are now adapting to the rapidly evolving challenges of the 21st century.
[T]his book is so valuable. By teaching what EU environment policy is and why and how it is made, this book should ensure that later generations understand it and respect it as vital for our survival and prosperity.
- Janez Potocnik, European Commissioner for Environment
"A comprehensive and highly informative overview of EU environmental policy that includes its historical development, accomplishments, and current challenges. This newest edition is an indispensable resource to anyone interested in understanding how environmental policy in Europe is now being made and implemented."
- David Vogel, University of California
"The vigour, breadth and influence of EU environmental policy is not to be underestimated and the third edition of this excellent volume explains why. The ground is covered systematically by some of Europe's leading experts in the field and the book will be a valuable resource for anyone wanting to understand the critical forces shaping environmental policy and politics."
- David Baldock, Executive Director, Institute of European Environmental Policy, London
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