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About this book
About this book
Focuses on ten Western European countries and the European Union, adopting a comparative approach to the development of environmental policies and analysis of administration, power and authority within each country, as well as exploring the impacts of the EU on policy and structural developments.
Foreword. Preface. 1. Environmental policy - the outcome of strategic action and institutional characteristics -Kenneth Hanf and Alf-Inge Jansen. 2. Britain: Coming to terms with sustainable development? - Neil Carter and Philip Lowe. 3. Denmark: Consensus seeking and decentralisation - Mikael Skou Anderson, Peter Munk Christiansen and Soren Winter. 4. France: Fragmented administration and consensual implementation - Corrine Larrue and Lucien Chagason. 5. Germany: The engine in European environmental policy - Heinrich Pehle and Alf-Inge Jansen. 6. Greece: administrative symbols and policy realities - Calliope Spanou. 7. Italy: Environmental policy in a fragmented state - Rudolf Lewanski. 8. The Netherlands: Joint regulation and sustainable development - Kenneth Hanf and Egbert van der Gronden. 9. Norway: Balancing environmental quality and interest in oil - Alf-Inge Jansen and Per Kristen Mydske. 10. Spain: Environmental policy and public administration. A marriage of convenience officiated by the public? - Nuria Font and Francesc Morata. 11. Sweden: From environmental restoration to ecological modernisation - Lennart J. Lundqvist. 12. The European Union: Environmental policy and the prospects for sustainable development -Alan Butt Philip. 13. Environmental challenges and institutional changes. An interpretation of the development of environmental policy in Western Europe - Alf-Inge Jansen, Oddgeir Osland and Kenneth Hanf. List of contributors.