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The Emergence of Ecological Modernisation: Integrating the Environment and the Economy?

Series: Environmental Politics Series Volume: 1

Edited By: Stephen C Young

261 pages, Figs, tabs


Hardback | Dec 2000 | #106593 | ISBN: 0415141737
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Ecological modernisation represents an attempt to reconceptualise the relationship between the environment and economic development, and is seen by many policy-makers as an opportunity to `green' contemporary capitalism. This book explores its origins, features and prospects in the industrialised democracies.


Introduction: the origins and evolving nature of ecological modernisation Stephen C. Young 1. Ecotaxes on the Belgian agenda, 1992-95 and beyond: environment and economy at the heart of the power struggle Benoit Rihoux 2. The role of the green movement in ecological modernisation: a British perspective Peter Rawcliffe 3. A 'sustainable' impact on the EU? An analysis of the making of the Fifth Environmental Action Programme Annica Kronsell 4. Ecological modernisation capacity: finding patterns in the mosaic of case studies Mikael Skou Andersen 5. Structural change and environmental policy Martin Janicke, Harald Monch and Manfred Binder 6. Patterns and correlates of environmental politics in the Western democracies Detlef Jahn 7. Sustainable development in the UK Neil Carter and Philip Lowe 8. Paradise postponed: an assessment of ten years of governmental participation by the German Green Party Charles Lees 9. Ecological modernisation, ecological modernities Peter Christoff 10. Disciplining the market, calling in the state: the politics of economy - environment integration Robyn Eckersley

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