First published in 1999, this volume contributed to the debate on the European Union in furthering the study of environmental policy and, expressly, by introducing promising young scholars to the debate. The volume is based on a series of seminars for the Interdisciplinary Research Network on Environment and Safety (IRNES) with funding from the UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). These new scholars explore areas including post-decisional politics, sustainability and agricultural biotechnology regulation.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Theoretical Perspectives. 1. ‘Post-Decisional’ Politics in the European Union – A Threefold Agenda for Future Research. Andrew Jordan. 2. European Environmental Policy at the Intersection of Institutions and Ideas. Gökhan Orhan. 3. Political Modernisation and the institutionalisation of Environmental Policy. Jan van Tatenhove. Part 2. Structure and Background. 4. Towards Sustainability in the European Union – Beyond the Rhetoric. Ute Collier. 5. Does Subsidiarity Make a Difference to the EU Environmental Institutions? Brendan Flynn. 6. The Mobilisation of Ecological World Views in a Post-corporatist Order. Detlef Jahn. Part 3. Implementing Environmental Policy. 7. Negotiated Science – The Case of Agricultural Biotechnology Regulation in Europe. Susan Carr and Les Levidow. 8. Policy Learning within and between Countries – Waste Policy and Policy Styles in the Netherlands and Bavaria. Jan Eberg. 9. Mobilisation and Institutionalisation in Decision-making Processes around Large Scale Infrastructure. Paul Pestman.
Marcel Wissenburg is Professor of Political Theory at the Radboud University Nijmegen and Socrates Professor of Humanist Philosophy at Wageningen University, the Netherlands.