This book explores the effectiveness of the response of environmental groups and organisations in Britain in to the challenges of European integration. Examining the relative European orientation of British environmental policy, and the impact of British concerns on European environmental policy, the book examines issues of environmental diplomacy, institutional dynamics, and policy debates relating to specific concerns such as: * pollution
* land use
* natural conservation
Presenting a wealth of examples throughout, the book draws together contributions from leading academics and practitioners from institutions and organisations such as the DOE, European Commission, WWF and CPRE.
Philip Lowe is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Rural Economy, Newcastle University, UK. Stephen Ward is a lecturer in European Politics at Salford University,UK. He previously worked as a research officer on an ESRC funded project examining the imapct of Europeanisation on the British environmental sector.
'Lowe and Ward are to be congratulated on bringing together a very interesting and authoritative set of contributions into a coherent and readable book that will be a valuable addition to many reading lists.'N - Journal of Environmental Planning and Management
'This is refreshing and is corrective of a narrow legalistic approach...The book is well written and provides those interested in EC environmental law with a basis for further study.' - Scottish Planning and Environmental Law.
'Lowe and Ward have provided us with the most comprehensive volume on British environmental policy to date. It is likely to become an important source of reference for students of European environmental policy in the years to come.' - Environmental Values
'Lowe's and Ward's essay collection provides considerable breadth and depth in dealing with its topic. It is relevant for readers interested in general issues of public policy, environmental policy specifically and the process of European integration.' - Review of European Community and International Environmental Law