The use of so-called "new" environmental policy instruments such as eco-taxes, tradable permits, voluntary agreements and eco-labels has prompted widespread claims that these devices have replaced regulation. These papers offer a fresh perspective on the evolving tool-box of environmental policy.
Introduction: "New" Instruments of Environmental Governance - Patterns and Pathways of Change Andrew Jordan et al. National Experiences: The Politics of "Light-Handed" Regulation - "New" Environmental Policy Instruments in Australia Elim Papadakis and Richard Grant. Struggling to Leave Behind a Highly Regulatory Past? "New" Environmental Policy Instruments in Austria Rudiger K.W. Wurzel et al. The Politics of Regulatory Reform - "New" Environmental Policy Instruments in Finland Rauno Sairinen. From High Regulatory State to Social and Ecological Market Economy? "New" Environmental Policy Instruments in Germany Rudiger K.W. Wurzel et al. Much Talk but Little Action? "New" Environmental Policy Instruments in Ireland Brendan Flynn. Instrument Innovation in an Environmental Lead State - "New" Environmental Policy Instruments in the Netherlands Anthony R. Zito et al. Policy Innovation or "Muddling Through"? "New" Environmental Policy Instruments in the United Kingdom Andrew Jordan et al. Comparative Conclusions: "New" Environmental Policy Instruments - An Evolution or a Revolution in Environmental Policy? Andrew Jordan et al.
Over recent years environmental politics has moved from a peripheral interest to a central concern within the discipline of politics. This series aims to reinforce this trend through the publication of books that investigate the nature of contemporary environmental politics and show the centrality of environmental politics to the study of politics per se. The series understands politics in a broad sense and books will focus on mainstream issues such as the policy process and new social movements as well as emerging areas such as cultural politics and political economy. Books in the series will analyse contemporary political practices with regards to the environment and/or explore possible future directions for the ‘greening’ of contemporary politics. The series will be of interest not only to academics and students working in the environmental field, but will also demand to be read within the broader discipline.
The series consists of two strands:
Environmental Politics addresses the needs of students and teachers, and the titles are published in paperback and hardback.
Routledge Research in Environmental Politics presents innovative new research intended for high-level specialist readership. These titles are published in hardback only.