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Environment and Democratic Transition: : Policy and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe - Anna Vari

Environment and Democratic Transition:

Policy and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

By: Anna Vari (Editor), Pal Tamas (Editor)

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Published: 30th September 1993
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Recent democratization and the accompanied liberalization of the media in Central and Eastern Europe has brought the devastating environmental impacts of the intensive and careless industrialization of the last 40 years to the surface. Less is known, however, about the social, political and institutional background of environmental risk management which led to the present situation, as well as about recent changes.
Environment and Democratic Transition: Policy and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe provides an overview of the mechanism of policy making, the role of the scientific community, the environmental movements, and the public in risk controversies in Central and Eastern Europe from the 1970s until 1991. The book brings together studies by leading social scientists from the East and the West who investigate the economic, legal, institutional, behavioral, social and political aspects of environmental policy. In addition to analyzing past histories, most contributions focus also on challenges, pitfalls and dilemmas that the region's policy makers and environmentalists must face during the period of transition and into the future.

Acknowledgements
Authors
Environmental Policy and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe: Introduction and Overviewp. 1
Environmental Policy in the Czech and Slovak Republicp. 5
Environmental Affairs and the Emergence of Pluralism in Poland: A Case of Political Symbiosisp. 49
Environmental Policy in a Transition Economy: The Bulgarian Examplep. 67
Public Participation Laws, Regulations and Practices in Seven Countries in Central and Eastern Europe: An Analysis Emphasizing Impacts on the Development Decision-Making Processp. 88
Environmental Initiatives in Russia: East-West Comparisonsp. 120
The Structural Mechanisms of the Organization of Ecological-Social Movements in Hungaryp. 146
Environmental Protest as a Vehicle for Transition: The Case of Ekoglasnost in Bulgariap. 157
An International Environmental Conflict on the Danube: The Gabcikovo-Nagymaros Damsp. 176
Environmental Conflict and Political Change: Public Perception on Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management in Hungaryp. 227
Ecological Consciousness in the USSR: Entering the 1990sp. 249
Environmental Risks in a Society in Transition: Perceptions and Reactionsp. 268
Index of Subjectsp. 281
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ISBN: 9780792323655
ISBN-10: 0792323653
Series: Risk, Governance and Society
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 286
Published: 30th September 1993
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.75
Weight (kg): 1.32