Environmental Policy in the European Union

Environmental Policy in the European Union

by John McCormick


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An accessible but sophisticated introduction to, and analysis of, the increasingly important role of the European Union in environmental policy. Written by a well-known authority in the field, the book ranges widely over the emergence and evolution of the EU role in this critical field of policy, the relationship between policies made at the EU and member state levels, and the nature of the environmental policy process. The book ends with in-depth studies of EU activities in key policy areas - from air quality and waste management to global warming - and sums up the successes and failures of EU policy to date.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780333772041
Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
Publication date: 06/28/2001
Series: European Union Series
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.03(d)

About the Author

JOHN MCCORMICK is Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), USA.

Table of Contents

PART 1: THE POLICY PROCESS.- Policy Parameters.- Policy Evolution.- Policy Principles and Agenda-setting.- Policy Formulation.- Policy Adoption and Implementation.- PART 2: POLICY OUTPUTS.- Chemicals and Waste.- Air and Water Quality.- Acidification.- Nature and Natural Resources.- Ozone, Climate Change, and the International Dimension.- Conclusions.

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...the best broad-based introduction to EU environmental policy available…it deserves to be read widely.' - Andrew Tickle, Birkbeck, University of London, European Environment

'a timely, well written and much needed contribution to the growing body of EU policy literature.' - Michael Peters, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

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