Environmental Policy In The European Union

Author: Andrew Jordan
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 1849771227
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This second and fully revised edition brings together some of the most influential work on the theory and practice of contemporary EU environmental policy. Comprising five comprehensive parts, it includes in-depth case studies of contemporary policy issues such as climate change, genetically modified organisms and trans-Atlantic relations, as well as an assessment of how well the EU is responding to new challenges such as enlargement, environmental policy integration and sustainability. The book's aim is to look forward and ask whether the EU is prepared or even able to respond to the 'new' governance challenges posed by the perceived need to use 'new' policy instruments and processes to 'mainstream' environmental thinking in all EU policy sectors.

Environmental Policy In The Eu

Author: Andrew Jordan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1849714681
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The European Union (EU) has a hugely important effect on the way in which environmental policies are framed and implemented in many different parts of the world, but especially Europe. The new and comprehensively revised edition of this well-known textbook provides a state-of-the-art analysis of all the EU's environmental policies. Comprising five parts, it covers the rapidly changing context in which EU environmental policies are made, the key actors who interact to co-produce policy and the most salient dynamics of policy making, ranging from decision making through to implementation and evaluation. Written by leading experts in the field, individual chapters examine how the EU is responding to a multitude of different problems including biodiversity loss, climate change, energy insecurity, and water and air pollution. They tease out the many important ways in which the EU's policies on these topics co-evolve with national and international environmental policies. In this third edition a mixture of learning features are employed to ensure that undergraduate and postgraduate students fully understand how EU policies in this vital area developed in the past and how they are now adapting to the rapidly evolving challenges of the twenty-first century.

Governing Europe S Spaces

Author: Caitriona Carter
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0719091853
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What do we imagine when we imagine Europe and the European Union? To what extent is our understanding of the EU - of its development, its policies and its working processes - shaped by unacknowledged assumptions about what Europe really is? This book argues that continued theoretical debates on the EU, although important, are nonetheless camouflaging a more fundamental divide about how we can and should imagine Europe. Indeed, for a long time, EU studies has been dominated by discussions over whether the EU is supranational orintergovernmental or multi-level. We ask instead, is Europe's reality natural or co-produced? Is Europe's creation the outcome of the actions of rational actors pursuing materially-given interests, or does it result from the public action of groups of actors whose interests are socially constructed?Are categories of territory used to analyse EU politics - EU versus the Member States - appropriate or should we problematise the very notion of territory in any account of European integration? In answering these questions, the chapters in this book seek to re-imagine Europe - not as an entity in Brussels - but as a simultaneously real and imagined space of action which exists only to the extent that Europeans and others act in and on it. We ask how do those concerned with building Europe,with extending and elaborating the EU, think of where they are and what they are doing? The book presents original empirical material to capture Europeans in the process of making Europe: of performing, interpreting, modelling, referencing, consulting, measuring and de-politicizing Europe. It willbe of interest both to undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as academics or practitioners who work in and on Europe - anyone who wants to look afresh at Europe and its Union and think again about its political project.

Making Public Policy

Author: Mark Considine
Publisher: Polity
ISBN: 0745627544
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This text provides a comprehensive and up-to-date introduction to key issues and contemporary debates in public policy. It develops a framework for understanding the way social contexts, policy histories and institutional pathways generate opportunities.

The European Union Explained

Author: Andreas Staab
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253009766
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This brief and accessible introduction to the European Union is ideal for anyone who needs a concise overview of the structure, history, and policies of the EU. This updated edition includes a new chapter on the sovereign debt crisis in the Eurozone. Andreas Staab offers basic terms and interpretive frameworks for understanding the evolution of the EU; the overall structure, purpose, and mandate of its main constituent divisions; and key policy areas, such as market unification and environmental policy.

Lobbying The European Union

Author: David Coen
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191607215
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It is universally accepted that there has been a huge growth in EU lobbying over the past few decades. There is now a dense EU interest group system. This entirely new volume, inspired by Mazey & Richardson's 1993 book Lobbying in the European Community, seeks to understand the role of interest groups in the policy process from agenda-setting to implementation. Specifically, the book is interested in observing how interest groups organise to influence the EU institutions and how they select different coalitions along the policy process and in different policy domains. In looking at 20 years of change, the book captures processes of institutional and actor learning, professionalisation of lobbying, and the possible emergence of a distinct EU public policy style. More specifically, from the actors' perspective, the editors are interested in assessing how the rise of direct lobbying and the emergence of fluid issue-based coalitions has changed the logic of collective action, and what is the potential impact of 'venue-shopping' on reputation and influence. From an institutional perspective, the contributors explore resource and legitimacy demands, and the practical impact of consultation processes on the emergence of a distinct EU lobbying relationship. It will be essential reading for academics and practitioners alike.

The Politics Of The European Union

Author: Herman Lelieveldt
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107118743
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Introduces the European Union through the lens of comparative politics. Exercises, case studies and real-world examples facilitate student learning.

The Politics Of The Environment

Author: Neil Carter
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139464406
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The continuous rise in the profile of the environment in politics reflects growing concern that we may be facing a large-scale ecological crisis. The new edition of this highly acclaimed textbook surveys the politics of the environment, providing a comprehensive and comparative introduction to its three components: ideas, activism and policy. Part I explores environmental philosophy and green political thought; Part II considers parties and environmental movements; and Part III analyses policy-making and environmental issues at international, national and local levels. This second edition has been thoroughly updated with new and revised discussions of many topics including the ecological state, ecological citizenship, ecological modernisation and the Greens in government and also includes an additional chapter on 'Globalisation, Trade and the Environment'. As well as considering a wide variety of examples from around the world, this textbook features a glossary, guides to further study, chapter summaries and critical questions throughout.

The European Union As A Global Actor

Author: Charlotte Bretherton
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134458827
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This comprehensive, up to date and theoretically informed text examines the full range of the European Union's external relations including the Common Foreign and Security Policy. It look at the increasingly important part the EU plays in global politics. The authors argue that the EU's significance cannot be grasped by making comparisons with traditional states. Issues covered include: · the status, coherence, consistency and roles of the EU as an actor, and what being an actor means in practice. · how the field of trade relations forms the basis of the EUs activities · the EU in global environmental diplomacy, North-South relations and in relation to the Mediterranean and East/Central Europe · the EUs controversial relationship to the Common Foreign and Security Policy and defence.