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About this book
About this book
The central controversy running through this book is whether Mrs Thatcher's famous "green" speeches of 1988 marked a fundamental shift by the Conservative Government towards environmentalism, or whether they were merely political rhetoric, designed to rule out a temporary surge of popular support for the Green party. The conclusion arrived at is mixed: in some policy areas a definite shift has occurred, but in others it is "business as usual".
View from the inside - UK environmental policy seen from a practitioner's perspective, Tom Burke; impact of the European Union on UK environmental policy making, Nigel Haigh and Chris Lanigan; the establishment of a cross-sector environment agency, Neil Carter and Philip Lowe; the precautionary principle in UK environmental law and policy, Andrew Jordan and Timothy O'Riordan; UK environmental policy and the politics of the environment in Northern Ireland in the 1990s, Steven Yearly; the politics of mutual attraction? UK local authorities and the Europeanization of environment policy, Stephen Ward; the United Kingdom and global warming policy, David Maddison and David Pearce; energy conservation policy, Gerald Manners; constructing regulations and regulating construction - the practicalities of environmental policy, Elizabeth Shove; UK environment policy and transport, Kenneth Button; Acid rain - a business-as-usual scenario, Jim Skea; Nuclear waste disposal - a technical problem in search of a political situation, Andrew Blowers; running up the down escalator - developments in British wildlife policies after Mrs Thatcher's 1988 speeches, Stephen C. Young; the tragedy of the commons - UK fisheries policy in the 1990s, Anthony Stenson and Tim Gray; the United Kingdom and the International Environmental Agenda - Rio and after, Michael Redclift.