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Environmental Policy Convergence in Europe: The Impact of International Institutions and Trade
     

Environmental Policy Convergence in Europe: The Impact of International Institutions and Trade

by Katharina Holzinger (Editor), Christoph Knill (Editor), Bas Arts (Editor)
 

Has globalisation led to a convergence in policy-making across nations and, if so, what are the causal mechanisms? This book analyses the extent to which the environmental policies of nation states have converged over the last thirty years and whether this convergence led to a strengthening or weakening of environmental standards (a race to the top, or a race to

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Has globalisation led to a convergence in policy-making across nations and, if so, what are the causal mechanisms? This book analyses the extent to which the environmental policies of nation states have converged over the last thirty years and whether this convergence led to a strengthening or weakening of environmental standards (a race to the top, or a race to the bottom). It also analyses the factors that account for these developments. Based on a unique empirical data set, the study covers the development of a wide range of environmental policies in twenty four OECD countries, including EU Members States as well as Norway, Switzerland, Japan, Mexico and the USA, with particular emphasis on the impact of institutional and economic interlinkages among these countries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521717359
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/15/2011
Pages:
290
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Meet the Author

Katharina Holzinger is Chair of International Relations at the University of Konstanz.

Christoph Knill is Chair of Comparative Public Policy and Administration at the University of Konstanz.

Bas Arts is Chair of the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group at Wageningen University.

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