The continuing development of the European Union (EU) is transforming policy and politics in its member countries, and possibly in an even larger number of potential members. This book offers a detailed investigation of the Europeanization of national environmental policy in ten western European countries since 1970.
By blending state-of-the-art theories with fresh empirical material on the many manifestations of Europeanization, it sheds new light on the dynamics that are decisively reshaping national environmental policy. It also offers an original assessment of how far Europeanization has produced greater policy convergence in western Europe.
Throughout, the approach taken is genuinely comparative, drawing on the insights provided by leading country specialists.
About the Author
Dr. Andrew J. Jordan is Lecturer in Environmental Politics, University of East Anglia and Co-Editor, Environment and Planning C (EPC).
Dr. Duncan Liefferink is Lecturer in Political Science of the Environment, University of Nijmegen
Table of Contents
1. The Europeanization of National Environment Policy 2. Europeanization & Patterns of National Environmental Policy Change 3. Austria 4. Ireland 5. Finland 6. France 7. Germany 8. Greece 9. The Netherlands 10. Norway 11. Spain 12. Sweden 13. UK 14. Europeanization and Convergence: Comparative Conclusions