Environmental Policy in the European Union: "Actors, by Andrew Jordan

By Andrew Jordan

This moment and entirely revised version brings jointly essentially the most influential paintings at the thought and perform of up to date ecu environmental coverage. Comprising 5 finished elements, it contains in-depth case stories of up to date coverage concerns similar to weather switch, genetically changed organisms and trans-Atlantic family members, in addition to an evaluation of the way good the ecu is responding to new demanding situations comparable to growth, environmental coverage integration and sustainability. The book's objective is to seem ahead and ask even if the european is ready or perhaps capable of reply to the 'new' governance demanding situations posed by way of the perceived have to use 'new' coverage tools and strategies to 'mainstream' environmental considering in all european coverage sectors.

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Lenschow (2004) even goes so far as to suggest that the EU has reached a ‘crossroads’, where such a debate can no longer be evaded. The unfortunate paradox is that until now, EU environmental policy has expanded by avoiding, delaying or finding ways of working around profound questions such as these. One could even argue that it has become too good at ‘muddling through’ problems in its youth easily to embrace the more strategic and comprehensive approach to future problem-solving now being demanded by the sustainability agenda.

Eds) (2003) New Instruments of Environmental Governance, London: Frank Cass. Kraemer, A. et al (2002) EU Environmental Governance: A Benchmark of Policy Instruments, Berlin/London: Ecologic/IEEP. Lenschow, A. (ed) (2002) Environmental Policy Integration, London: Earthscan. Lenschow, A. (2004) ‘Environmental Policy: At a Crossroads’ in Green Cowles, M. and Dinan, D. (eds) Developments in the European Union 2, Basingstoke: Palgrave. Lenschow, A. , Wallace W. and Pollack, M. (eds) Policy Making in the European Union (5e), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

This is not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it will demonstrate that the EU has matured into a political system that shares many similarities with national systems. Introduction: EU Environmental Policy 13 The third problem is how to improve the implementation of EU environmental policy at the national level. Jordan (2002) argues that because EU policy is ‘European’ – ie born of ideas and practices plucked from many states – and not purely ‘national’, it is more likely to be refracted and mutated when it is implemented in the diverse political and legal circumstances of the Member States.

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