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Origins and Evolution of Environmental Policies

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Origins and Evolution of Environmental Policies

State, Time and Regional Experiences

9781800378810 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Tadayoshi Terao and Tsuruyo Funatsu, Senior Research Fellows, Environment and Natural Resource Studies Group, Interdisciplinary Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), JETRO, Japan
Publication Date: February 2021 ISBN: 978 1 80037 881 0 Extent: c 160 pp
This unique book traces the origins and evolution of environmental policy formation, comparing the differences in this process between developing and developed countries. It focuses on the importance of the state’s role and issues of timing and sequence in the creation of environmental policies.

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This unique book traces the origins and evolution of environmental policy formation, comparing the differences in this process between developing and developed countries. It focuses on the importance of the state’s role and issues of timing and sequence in the creation of environmental policies.
 
Expert contributors provide new insights into how the environment as a concept and environmental policies have evolved. They analyse how ‘latecomer public policy’ is related to the dilemma between industrial development and maintaining high environmental standards, especially in developing countries. Chapters also examine these processes in a variety of regions with rich records of environmental policies and trajectories of change. Taking a historical and path dependence approach, the book emphasises the significance of the role of administrative systems, policy coordination and timing in the success or failure of environmental policies.
 
This book will be a valuable resource for academics and students of environmental studies, public policy, public administration and regional studies. Its synthesis of empirical data and case studies from countries including China, Taiwan, Thailand, the US and Germany will also be beneficial for policymakers.
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‘Origins and Evolution of Environmental Policies is a masterful assessment of the trajectories of environmental and conservation policies in East Asian developing countries, deftly using the experiences of developed countries to emphasize the obstacles facing the industrial “late-comers”. The incisive chapters by highly knowledgeable Japanese experts dispel the popular “late-comer advantage” notion by demonstrating that the persistence of the initial fragmentation of government institutions undermines effective policy. The penetrating case studies – histories, issue analysis, and policymaking-process assessments – are each illuminating in themselves, but also contribute to a coherent argument for the importance of institutional reform.’
– William Ascher, Claremont McKenna College, US
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Contributors include: T. Funatsu, S. Kitagawa, H. Oikawa, K. Otsuka, J. Sato, T. Terao









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