Environmental Policy with Political and Economic Integration: The European Union and the United States

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In Environmental Policy with Political and Economic Integration, a distinguished group of authors discusses how environmental policy in a federal or confederal system may differ both in theory and practice from that found in a unitary government system. After examining the framework for environmental policy in the EU and US, the authors present papers on their federal institutions, the economic forces affecting environmental governance, the choice of policy instruments, linkages between trade and environmental policy and environmental regulations within international trade negotiations. The final part brings together a series of case studies which sheds new light on the research questions formulated earlier in the book. Issues discussed include the regulation of agricultural pollution, global warming, ozone pollution and environmental security.
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1 Introduction 1
2 Making Environmental Policy in a Federation of States 21
3 The Moral Psychology of the Environmental Age 35
4 Environmental Federalism in Europe and the United States: A Comparative Assessment of Regulation Through the Agency of Member States 59
5 Which Level of Government Should Be Responsible for Environmental Regulation? The Federalists Versus Calhoun 132
6 Issues in the Choice of Environmental Policy Instruments 149
7 Non-cooperative National Environmental Policies and Capital Mobility 175
8 Economic Trade and Environmental Protection 209
9 Strategic Environmental Policy, International Trade and the Single European Market 235
10 Environmental Regulation in a Confederation: The Case of Pesticide Legislation in the Netherlands 263
11 Environmental Federalism in Agriculture: The Case of Pesticide Regulation in the United States 274
12 Environmental Federalism and the Control of Water Pollution from US Agriculture: Is the Current Division of Responsibilities Between National and Local Authorities About Right? 305
13 Sectoral Differentiation as a Substitute for International Coordination of Carbon Taxes: A Case Study of Sweden 329
14 The Implications of Learning About Uncertainty for United States/European Greenhouse Gas Policy 349
15 Economic Assessment of Policies for Combating Tropospheric Ozone in Europe and the United States 365
16 European Environmental Security: Threats and Solutions 417
17 Environmental Security: Geopolitics, Ecology and the New World Order 453
Index 477
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