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Environmental Politics in Southern Europe : Actors, Institutions and Discourses in a Europeanizing Society :  Actors, Institutions and Discourses in a Europeanizing Society - Klaus Eder

Environmental Politics in Southern Europe : Actors, Institutions and Discourses in a Europeanizing Society

Actors, Institutions and Discourses in a Europeanizing Society

By: Klaus Eder (Editor), Maria Kousis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: December 2000
ISBN: 9780792367536
Number Of Pages: 410

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`Europe is sometimes credited with a `polis,' but not a `demos'. Political integration and economic globalisation cannot diminish local identity and social memories. This fascinating collection of national case studies shows why there will always be a local `demos' located in ecology, economy, and society. But there will never be a transnational `demos', precisely because locality is the basis for meaningful sustainability. Long may it triumph.' Tim O'Riordan, CSERGE, University of East Anglia 'The book offers a refreshing perspective on the diversity of Europe and at the same time, on the interdependence of the policies, economies, and societies of European countries. Going beyond the dichotomies of `good and bad' and `leaders and laggards' in environmental matters, the authors contribute to a different understanding of the North-South divide in the process of European integration.' Angela Liberatore, European Commission, Directorate General for Research `This is a self-consciously revisionist volume, whose findings are theoretically significant, policy-relevant, and timely. Its insistence on `bringing society back in,' its debunking of the notion of a `Mediterranean syndrome,' its emphasis on developmental `leapfrogging' capacity of late-comers to emerge as leaders in contexts of late modernity, and its systematic attempt to reconceptualize the politics of Europeanization should be carefully listed to students and policy-makers concerned with collective action, Southern Europe, European integration, and environmental politics.' P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, University of Athens

Contributorsp. ix
Prefacep. 1
EU policy-making, local action, and the emergence of institutions of collective actionp. 3
The Europeanization of Environmental Politics
Sustainability as a Discursive Device for Mobilizing European Publicsp. 25
Sustainability and the North/South Dividep. 53
Sustainable Development--The Formal Or Informal Way?p. 73
Sustainability and Tourismp. 101
Sustainability from Above and from Below in Southern Europe. Comparative Studies and Country Studies on Collective Action in Southern Europe
Competing Claims in Local Environmental Conflicts in Southern Europep. 129
Greek Rural Society and Sustainable Developmentp. 151
The Ecologist Movement in the Basque Countryp. 175
Grassroots Environmental Action in Portugal (1974-1994)p. 197
Sustainability Discourses and the Emergence of Institutions for Collective Action in Southern Europe
Sustainable Development and the Participation of Environmental NGOs in Spanish Environmental Policyp. 225
Is Spanish Environmental Policy Becoming More Participatory?p. 255
Interaction Between State and Non-state Actors in the Implementation of the CAP Agri-environmental Measuresp. 277
Images of Sustainable Development in Italyp. 299
From Common Interest To Partnershipp. 321
Non-Governmental Groups and the Statep. 343
Tourism Policy and Sustainability in Italy, Spain and Greecep. 365
Is There a Mediterranean Syndrome?p. 393
Indexp. 407
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ISBN: 9780792367536
ISBN-10: 0792367537
Series: Environment & Policy (Hardcover)
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 410
Published: December 2000
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.79