Governing Europe's Marine Environment is a coherent up-to-date multidisciplinary analysis of current approaches and challenges to the sustainable governance of Europe's marine environment. Structured in three parts, Part 1 outlines general theoretical ideas about governance, governing, and governability and serves as a starting point for analysing the development of marine governance in Europe from the perspective of different disciplines. Part 2 includes studies of EU marine governance. Part 3 focuses on Europe's regional seas, namely the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, the Black Sea, and the Mediterranean Sea. This book presents a better understanding of the fragmented governance of marine governance in Europe and in particular the tension between the Europeanization of regional seas and the regionalization of EU policies.
’Marine Governance scholars and practitioners are struggling to find appropriate ways to deal with the multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor situation within a fragmented governance framework. This book offers a fascinating and diverse collection of analyses of European experiences. It provides valuable contributions and improves our understanding of the complexity of Marine Governance, and in this regard its scope is relevant far beyond Europe.’ Jesper RaakjÃ¦r, Aalborg University, Denmark ’This reader, edited by Gilek and Kern, provides a comprehensive and comprehensible review of how marine environments are governed from an analytical, normative, European and regional perspective. It combines analytic rigor and a clear focus with multi-perspective, multi-level and multi-actor approaches to a synthesis of inclusive governance. The book is a must for all policy makers and scholars interested in maritime governance.’ Ortwin Renn, University of Stuttgart, Germany