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3rd Edition

Environmental Policy in the EU
Actors, institutions and processes

ISBN 9781849714693
Published October 9, 2012 by Routledge
424 Pages

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Book Description

The European Union (EU) has a hugely important effect on the way in which environmental policies are framed and implemented in many different parts of the world, but especially Europe. The new and comprehensively revised edition of this well-known textbook provides a state-of-the-art analysis of all the EU’s environmental policies.

Comprising five parts, it covers the rapidly changing context in which EU environmental policies are made, the key actors who interact to co-produce policy and the most salient dynamics of policy making, ranging from decision making through to implementation and evaluation.

Written by leading experts in the field, individual chapters examine how the EU is responding to a multitude of different problems including biodiversity loss, climate change, energy insecurity, and water and air pollution. They tease out the many important ways in which the EU's policies on these topics co-evolve with national and international environmental policies. In this third edition a mixture of learning features are employed to ensure that undergraduate and postgraduate students fully understand how EU policies in this vital area developed in the past and how they are now adapting to the rapidly evolving challenges of the twenty-first century.

Table of Contents

Foreword Janez Potocnik 1. EU Environmental Policy: contexts, actors and policy dynamics Andrew Jordan and Camilla Adelle Part 1: Contexts 2. The Establishment of EU Environmental Policy Christoph Knill and Duncan Liefferink 3. EU Environmental Policy after the Lisbon Treaty David Benson and Camilla Adelle 4. Studying EU Environmental Policy Andrea Lenschow Part 2: Actors 5. Member States and the Council Rudiger K. W. Wurzel 6. The European Commission Emmanuelle Schön-Quinlivan 7. The European Court of Justice Ludwig Kramer 8. The European Parliament Charlotte Burns 9. Lobby groups Camilla Adelle and Jason Anderson 10. Business Wyn Grant Part 3: Policy Dynamics 11. Agenda Setting Sebastiaan Princen 12. Policy Making Camilla Adelle 13. Policy Coordination Andrew Jordan, Adriaan Schout and Martin Unfried 14. Policy Implementation Andrew Jordan and Jale Tosun 15. Policy Evaluation Per Mickwitz 16. The EU as an actor in global environmental politics Tom Delreux Part 4: Future Challenges 17. Governing with multiple policy instruments? Andrew Jordan, David Benson, Rudiger K. W. Wurzel and Anthony Zito 18. Involving the Public? Irina Tanasescu 19. Developing more Sustainability? Marc Pallemaerts Part 5: Conclusion 20. EU Environmental Policy at 40: retrospect and prospect Andrew Jordan and Camilla Adelle

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Andrew Jordan is Professor of Environmental Politics in the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of East Anglia, UK.

Camilla Adelle is Senior Research Associate in the School of Environmental Sciences at the University of East Anglia, UK.


"[T]his book is so valuable. By teaching what EU environment policy is and why and how it is made, this book should ensure that later generations understand it and respect it as vital for our survival and prosperity."Janez Potočnik, European Commissioner for Environment

"A comprehensive and highly informative overview of EU environmental policy that includes its historical development, accomplishments, and current challenges. This newest edition is an indispensable resource to anyone interested in understanding how environmental policy in Europe is now being made and implemented."David Vogel, University of California, USA

"The vigour, breadth and influence of EU environmental policy is not to be underestimated and the third edition of this excellent volume explains why. The ground is covered systematically by some of Europe's leading experts in the field and the book will be a valuable resource for anyone wanting to understand the critical forces shaping environmental policy and politics."David Baldock, Executive Director, Institute of European Environmental Policy, UK

"...this is an immensely valuable and timely addition to the literature on EU environmental policy and politics, and is throughly recommended reading for scholars and students of EU politics. Keeping pace with such a dynamic field as EU enviromental policy presents a major challenge. Successive volumes have provided updates but inexorably begin to lag behind developments as soon as they are published. The editors and authors of this book proivde an outstanding contribution to this ongoing endeavour." – Ian Bailey, Environment and Planning C