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Environmental Policy in Search of New Instruments : Environment, Science, and Society, Vol 3 - Bruno Dente

Environmental Policy in Search of New Instruments

Environment, Science, and Society, Vol 3

By: Bruno Dente (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1994
ISBN: 9780792329497
Number Of Pages: 235

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Environmental policy is undergoing a dramatic transformation. The problems connected with global change, the need for preventative action, and the growing importance of non-source pollution call for new courses of action and new institutional arrangements. In this situation, it is fairly obvious that both the traditional command and control policy instruments and the more modern financial and economic instruments are increasingly under stress.
This volume deliberately aims to break new ground in providing the conceptual tools necessary for the next generation of environmental policies. In doing so, it covers a wide interdisciplinary range, from public policy analysis to international law, and draws upon much international experience, well reflected by the mixed composition of the contributors. On the basis of a shared theoretical framework, the book explores the potential of new policy instruments, such as policy evaluation or mediation, proposes alternative institutional arrangements for dealing with the issues, classifies existing instruments, and illuminates the process through which old and new tools can be set into operation.

Introduction: The Globalization of Environmental Policy and the Search for New instrumentsp. 1
A Classification of Instruments for Environmental Policyp. 21
The Political (Un)feasibility of Environmental Economic Instrumentsp. 37
Arguments, Assumptions and the Choice of Policy Instruments. The Case of the Debate on the CO[subscript 2]/Energy Tax in the European Communityp. 55
Courts and Citizen Actionp. 73
Addressing Uncertainty. Law, Policy and the Development of the Precautionary Principlep. 95
Policy Instruments, Public Deliberation and Evaluation Processesp. 143
Mediation as a Policy Instrument for Resolving Environmental Disputes. With Special Reference to Germanyp. 159
New Institutional Arrangements for a New Generation of Environmental Policy Instruments: Intra- and Interpolicy-Cooperationp. 197
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ISBN: 9780792329497
ISBN-10: 079232949X
Series: Environment, Science, and Society, Vol 3
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 235
Published: 31st December 1994
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.59