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Innovation in Environmental Policy?
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Innovation in Environmental Policy?

Integrating the Environment for Sustainability

9781847204905 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Andrew J. Jordan, School of Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, UK and Andrea Lenschow, Professor in European Integration and Policy, Department of Social Science, University of Osnabrück, Germany
Publication Date: 2008 ISBN: 978 1 84720 490 5 Extent: 384 pp
Environmental Policy Integration (EPI) is an innovative policy principle designed to deliver sustainable development. This book offers an unrivalled exploration of its conceptualization and implementation, drawing upon a set of interlinked case studies of the most common implementing instruments and the varied experience of applying them in six OECD states and the EU. Written by a team of international experts, it identifies and explains broad patterns and dynamics in what is an important area of contemporary environmental policy analysis.

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Environmental Policy Integration (EPI) is an innovative policy principle designed to deliver sustainable development. This book offers an unrivalled exploration of its conceptualization and implementation, drawing upon a set of interlinked case studies of the most common implementing instruments and the varied experience of applying them in six OECD states and the EU. Written by a team of international experts, it identifies and explains broad patterns and dynamics in what is an important area of contemporary environmental policy analysis.

This insightful account of the state-of-the-art aims to offer a valuable resource for academics interested in environmental politics and policy analysis, as well as the broader, interdisciplinary theme of ’governance for sustainable development’. It will interest advanced undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in comparative politics, public administration and environmental politics and policy-making. Given the continuing political relevance of sustainability, it should also appeal to NGOs, think tanks and international bodies attempting to coordinate policies across and within different levels of governance.
Critical Acclaim
. . . offering an enjoyable read in comparative politics and policy, it offers a point of reference for understanding the conceptual and empirical possibilities for further research in EPI.’
– Darren McCauley, West European Politics

‘. . . a bank of internationally based case studies written by leading environmental experts.’
– The Environmentalist

‘The organisation of th[is] book is exemplary, particularly for an edited volume. . . [A]n impressive intellectual contribution to the understanding of EPI. . . I strongly recommend it to scholars and students. . . and, crucially, also to politicians and civil servants who have attempted (or half-attempted) the task of remedying the historical neglect of environmental issues.’
– Ian Bailey, Environment and Planning C

‘Good social science may not raise our spirits, but it should improve our policy understanding. Andrew Jordan and Andrea Lenschow have produced a volume that provides a subtle and empirically informed understanding of environmental policy integration, using a design that looks both at the full policy cycle and at cross-national comparisons.’
– From the foreword by Albert Weale FBA, University of Essex, UK

‘Policy coordination is normally studied in hierarchical and institutional terms. This volume demonstrates the power of an idea to function as a framework for coordination. It offers an innovative study of policy coordination, as well as a thorough study of environmental policy.’
– Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, US

‘This book deals with a critical challenge facing modern governments: how to integrate environmental thinking into all policy areas. It provides fascinating insights into the progress made in realizing this objective and is a “must read” for anyone interested in understanding how far we have come, and how far we still have to go, in greening government for sustainable development.’
– James Meadowcroft, Carleton University, Canada

‘This collection brings together leading scholars in the field to explore the origins and applications of different instruments of environmental policy integration from a comparative perspective. This book is a must read for environmental policy practitioners and scholars with an interest in how environmental outcomes can and are being improved.’
– Miranda A. Schreurs, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
Contributors
Contributors: D. Benson, O. Bina, J. Hertin, J. Hoornbeek, K. Jacob, A. Jordan, W.M. Lafferty, O.M. Larsen, A. Lenschow, M. Nilsson, Å. Persson, A. Ross, D. Russel, A. Ruud, A. Schout, R. Steurer, M. Unfried, A. Volkery, D. Wilkinson, R.K. Wurzel
Contents
Contents:

Foreword by Albert Weale

Preface

PART I: THE CONCEPTUAL AND INSTITUTIONAL CONTEXT
1. Integrating the Environment for Sustainable Development: An Introduction
Andrew Jordan and Andrea Lenschow

2. Instruments for Environmental Policy Integration in 30 OECD Countries
Klaus Jacob, Axel Volkery and Andrea Lenschow

PART II: THE TOOLBOX OF IMPLEMENTING INSTRUMENTS
3. Administrative Instruments
Adriaan Schout and Andrew Jordan

4. Green Budgeting
David Wilkinson, David Benson and Andrew Jordan

5. Sustainable Development Strategies
Reinhard Steurer

6. Policy Appraisal
Julia Hertin, Klaus Jacob and Axel Volkery

7. Strategic Environmental Assessment
Olivia Bina

PART III: NATIONAL EXPERIENCES AND PROSPECTS
8. The European Union
Andrew Jordan, Adriaan Schout and Martin Unfried

9. Germany
Rüdiger K. Wurzel

10. Norway
William M. Lafferty, Olav Mosvold Larsen and Audun Ruud

11. Sweden
Måns Nilsson and Åsa Persson

12. The United Kingdom
Duncan Russel and Andrew Jordan

13. The United States of America
John Hoornbeek

14. Australia
Andrew Ross

PART IV: COMPARATIVE CONCLUSIONS
15. Environmental Policy Integration: An Innovation in Environmental Policy?
Andrew Jordan and Andrea Lenschow

Index

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