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New Instruments of Environmental Governance? : National Experiences and Prospects - Andrew Jordan

New Instruments of Environmental Governance?

National Experiences and Prospects

By: Andrew Jordan (Editor), Rudiger Wurzel (Editor), Anthony R. Zito (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 30th August 2003
ISBN: 9780714653662
Number Of Pages: 232

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Many highly industrialized countries are rapidly adopting "new" environmental policy instruments (NEPIs) such as eco-taxes, tradable permits, voluntary agreements and eco-labels. This apparently profound shift has prompted widespread claims that NEPIs have eclipsed regulation as the preferred tool of environmental policy.
This volume offers a fresh perspective on the evolving tool-box of environmental policy by providing a systematic analysis of the policy and politics surrounding the adoption and use of the main NEPIs in a variety of countries. By blending political theories with fresh empirical material, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume assess the claim that NEPIs have supplanted regulation, heralding a new era of environmental governance in which the state plays a secondary role in sustainability policy-making.

Acknowledgementsp. vii
'New' Instruments of Environmental Governance: Patterns and Pathways of Changep. 1
National Experiences
The Politics of 'Light-Handed Regulation': 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in Australiap. 27
Struggling to Leave Behind a Highly Regulatory Past? 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in Austriap. 51
The Politics of Regulatory Reform: 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in Finlandp. 73
The Politics of Bounded Innovation: 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in Francep. 93
From High Regulatory State to Social and Ecological Market Economy? 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in Germanyp. 115
Much Talk But Little Action? 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in Irelandp. 137
Instrument Innovation in an Environmental Lead State: 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in the Netherlandsp. 157
Policy Innovation or 'Muddling Through'? 'New' Environmental Policy Instruments in the United Kingdomp. 179
Comparative Conclusions
'New' Environmental Policy Instruments: An Evolution or a Revolution in Environmental Policy?p. 199
Abstractsp. 225
Notes on Contributorsp. 229
Indexp. 230
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ISBN: 9780714653662
ISBN-10: 0714653667
Series: Environmental Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 232
Published: 30th August 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.24  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 1