1st Edition

Sustainability, Innovation and Participatory Governance
A Cross-National Study of the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme

ISBN 9781138708105
Published October 15, 2020 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

Title first published in 2003. This book focuses on whether participatory governance can lead to sustainable and innovative outcomes. Using an empirical analysis of the development, implementation and review of an EU environmental management system - the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), it examines under which circumstances participatory governance might encourage sustainability and innovation.

Table of Contents

Contents: Policy Overview and Analytical Framework: Introduction, Hubert Heinelt, Britta Meinke, Randall Smith and Georgios Terizakis; Sustainability, innovation, participation and EMAS, Hubert Heinelt and Annette Elisabeth Töller; The negotiation and renegotiation of a European policy tool, Annette Elisabeth Töller and Hubert Heinelt. Country Studies: The eco-management and audit scheme in Britain, Randall Smith and Femke Geerts; The British case studies, Femke Geerts and Randall Smith; EMAS in Greece, Panagiotis Getimis, Georgia Giannakourou and Zafeiroula Dimadama; The Greek case studies, Panagiotis Getimis and Zafeiroula Dimadama; EMAS in Germany, Hubert Heinelt, Tanja Malek and Annette Elisabeth Töller; The German case studies, Brigitte Geißel. Reflections: EMAS: an instrument for participatory governance?, Hubert Heinelt, Britta Meinke and Annette Elisabeth Töller; References; Index.

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Hubert Heinelt, Professor of Public Administration and Urban Studies, Institute of Political Science, Darmstadt University of Technology Randall Smith, Senior Research Fellow, School for Policy Studies, University of Bristol


’This book makes an important contribution, from a variety of perspectives, to the developing debate on environmental governance...It will be of particular interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners concerned with establishing new governance structures for sustainable development, as well as - more generally - to students of EU policy implementation.’ Dr David Wilkinson, Institute for European Environmental Policy, London, UK ’This book makes it possible to get a good idea of the implementation of the different environmental management systems EMAS and ISO 14001 in different EU countries and of their strengths and weaknesses...the structure and content of the book is well-balanced...this book can definitely be recommended for whoever is interested in the development, evolution and application of environmental management systems.’ International Journal of Environment and Pollution