The Emergence of Ecological Modernisation offers a wealth of empirical research material from an international perspective, bringing together previously scattered sources for the first time. It addresses a series of theoretical issues that are of key contemporary relevance, such as the relationship between ecological modernisation and sustainable development; strategies for promoting ecological modernisation, and the extent to which it is possible to 'green' contemporary capitalism.
Introduction: the origins and evolving nature of ecological modernisation Stephen C. Young 1. Ecotaxes on the Belgian agenda, 1992-95 and beyond: environment and economy at the heart of the power struggle Benoit Rihoux 2. The role of the green movement in ecological modernisation: a British perspective Peter Rawcliffe 3. A 'sustainable' impact on the EU? An analysis of the making of the Fifth Environmental Action Programme Annica Kronsell 4. Ecological modernisation capacity: finding patterns in the mosaic of case studies Mikael Skou Andersen 5. Structural change and environmental policy Martin Janicke, Harald Monch and Manfred Binder 6. Patterns and correlates of environmental politics in the Western democracies Detlef Jahn 7. Sustainable development in the UK Neil Carter and Philip Lowe 8. Paradise postponed: an assessment of ten years of governmental participation by the German Green Party Charles Lees 9. Ecological modernisation, ecological modernities Peter Christoff 10. Disciplining the market, calling in the state: the politics of economy - environment integration Robyn Eckersley