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Environmental Problems in East-Central Europe : Routledge Studies of Societies in Transition - Frank Carter

Environmental Problems in East-Central Europe

Routledge Studies of Societies in Transition

By: Frank Carter (Editor), David Turnock (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st January 2002
ISBN: 9780415174039
Number Of Pages: 464

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In this new edition, the progress made in the last decade to solve the environmental problems described in the first edition is assessed. The attempts to bring environmental legislation into line with West European norms is also described. Environmental Problems of East-Central Europe looks at air and water pollution, modern farming, water supplies, waste management and landscape protection. These topics are placed within economic, social and political profiles, as spending on a clean environment must be reconciled with welfare spending and the safeguarding of jobs, European Union assistance, civil society and the work of environmental NGOs are also discussed. All of these matters are considered within the context of the wider geographical area and then by each individual country, including the previously communist states lying to the west of the Soviet Union (now with the former federal states of Czechoslovakia and Yugoslavia broken up into seven different entities) and a review of the former Soviet Union with particular reference to the Baltic States. Environmental Problems in East-Central Europe provides a wealth of up-to-date reference material, with a vast amount of supporting literature on environmental conditions and the functioning of civil society and a map of each country. The environment is being taken seriously by them all, such is the influence of the Rio sustainability agenda in general and the EU environmental 'acquis' in particular. The book reveals that Eastern Europe is not a blighted area, but in some respects has a higher biodiversity than Western Europe. Although there is enormous waste and inefficiency in energy use, people actually consume relatively little and the East therefore has some lessons for the West in terms of managing on the bases of 'fair share' of the earth's resources.

Industry Reviews

"'The real strength of the book is its analytical response to the need for a "comprehensive" overview of the environmental situation in Eastern Europe... clearly written and attractively arranged,,, a timely and useful contribution which deserves to be an invaluable source of information.' - Geographical Journal, on the previous edition."

List of illustrationsp. viii
List of editors and contributorsp. xi
Acknowledgementp. xvii
List of abbreviationsp. xviii
Contextp. 1
Introductionp. 3
Environmental politics and transitionp. 22
Environmental movements, nation states and globalisationp. 40
The central importance of the European Unionp. 56
The Soviet Union and the successor statesp. 92
Country studies - northern groupp. 117
Czech Republicp. 119
East Germanyp. 139
Hungaryp. 157
Polandp. 183
Slovakiap. 207
Sloveniap. 228
Country studies - southern groupp. 249
Albaniap. 251
Bosnia and Hercegovinap. 283
Bulgariap. 305
Croatiap. 330
Macedoniap. 347
Romaniap. 366
Yugoslaviap. 396
Conclusionp. 417
Conclusionp. 419
Indexp. 433
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ISBN: 9780415174039
ISBN-10: 0415174031
Series: Routledge Studies of Societies in Transition
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 1st January 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.77 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.91
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: New edition