This volume focuses attention on key environmental and institutional changes associated with eastern expansion of the European Union, assessing and challenging prevailing views about the outcomes and processes of this historic development. Looking at four central themes -- capacity changes and limitations, the EU's mixed messages and conflicting priorities, non-state actor roles and developments, and the exchange of ideas and information - the volume shows that enlargement will change the EU, not just make it bigger, and that EU officials and programs are improving aspects of environmental policy in CEE countries even as they are making others less sustainable.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Environmental Politics.
1. Enlarging EU Environments: Central and Eastern Europe from Transition to Accession 2. Environmental Protection in an Expanding European Community: Lessons from Past Accessions 3. Differential Effects of Enlargement on EU Environmental Governance 4. Environmental Implications of Eastern Enlargement: The End of Progressive EU Environmental Policy? 5. EU Accession and Legal Change: Accomplishments and Challenges in the Czech Case 6. Europeanising Hungarian Waste Policies: Progress or Regression? 7. EU Enlargement and Sustainable Rural Development in Central and Eastern Europe 8. Nuclear Power and EU Enlargement: The Case of Temelín 9. Eurocratising Enlargement? EU Elites and NGO Participation in European Environmental Policy 10. Further up the Learning Curve: NGOs from Transition to Brussels 11. Setting Agendas and Shaping Activism: EU Influence on Central and Eastern European Environmental Movements 12. Environmental Pasts/Environmental Futures in Post-Socialist Europe 13. Market Liberalisation and Sustainability in Transition: Turning Points and Trends in Central and Eastern Europe 14. EU Enlargement and the Environment: Six Challenges 15. Assessing Conventional Wisdom: Environmental Challenges and Opportunities beyond Eastern Accession
Over recent years environmental politics has moved from a peripheral interest to a central concern within the discipline of politics. This series aims to reinforce this trend through the publication of books that investigate the nature of contemporary environmental politics and show the centrality of environmental politics to the study of politics per se. The series understands politics in a broad sense and books will focus on mainstream issues such as the policy process and new social movements as well as emerging areas such as cultural politics and political economy. Books in the series will analyse contemporary political practices with regards to the environment and/or explore possible future directions for the ‘greening’ of contemporary politics. The series will be of interest not only to academics and students working in the environmental field, but will also demand to be read within the broader discipline.
The series consists of two strands:
Environmental Politics addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles are published in paperback and hardback.
Routledge Research in Environmental Politics presents innovative new research intended for high-level specialist readership. These titles are published in hardback only.