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Sustainability, Innovation and Participatory Governance: A Cross-National Study of the EU Eco-Managenent and Audit Scheme

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Edited By: Hubert Heinelt and Randall Smith


Hardback | Jun 2003 | #142708 | ISBN: 0754635473
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The ongoing debate about governance is very much concerned with participation and inclusiveness. It questions the effect the shift from government to governance has had on participation, who should participate and how. It also questions whether participatory governance can lead to sustainable and innovative outcomes. This book focuses on the last of these questions using an empirical analysis of the development, implementation and review of an EU environmental management system - the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS). It examines under what circumstances might participatory governance encourage sustainability and innovation. Firstly looking at the involvement of key actors in the development of EMAS regulation at EU level, it then analyses case studies from three member states, Germany, Greece and the UK. The book also provides new ideas about the notion of governance and so plays a part in the debate about future governance of Europe.


Policy Overview and Analytical Framework: Introduction, Hubert Heinelt, Britta Meinke, Randall Smith and Georgios Terizakis; Sustainability, innovation and participation and EMAS, Hubert Heinelt and Annette Elisabeth Toeller; The negotiation and renegotiation of a European policy tool, Annette Elisabeth Toeller and Hubert Heinelt. Country Studies: The eco-management and audit scheme in Britain, Randall Smith and Femke Geerts; The British case studies, Femke Geerts and Randall Smith; EMAS in Greece, Panagiotis Getimis, Georgia Giannakourou and Zafeiroula Dimadama; The Greek case studies, Panagiotis Getimis and Zafeiroula Dimadama; EMAS in Germany, Hubert Heinelt, Tanja Malek and Annette Elisabeth Toeller; The German case studies, Brigitte Geisel. Reflections: EMAS - an instrument for participatory governance?, Hubert Heinelt, Britta Meinke and Annette Elisabeth Toller.

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