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Author Weale, Albert.

Title The new politics of pollution / Albert Weale
Published Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; New York : Distributed exclusively in the USA and Canada by St. Martin's Press, [1992]


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 MELB  363.73094 Wea/Npo  AVAILABLE
Description xi, 227 pages ; 23 cm
Series Issues in environmental politics
Issues in environmental politics.
Contents 1. The new politics of pollution. Pollution as a policy issue. The strategies of the 1970s. The new pollution and the new politics. Political analysis and the new politics of pollution -- 2. Idioms of analysis. Rational choice theory. Systems idiom. The idiom of institutions. Policy discourse idiom. General remarks -- 3. The politics of ecological modernisation. Ecological modernisation as an ideology. Ecological modernisation in Britain and Germany. Implications for analysis -- 4. Controlling pollution in the round. Integration and structural constraints. Integration and organisational process. Synoptic rationality and social learning -- 5. Turning government green. Outline and logic of the Dutch National Environmental Policy Plan. The circumstances of the National Environmental Policy Plan. Political dimensions. Learning by planning?
6. Implementation, economic instruments and public participation. Economic approaches and instruments. Public participation. Analytical implications -- 7. The international dimension. Conditions of international environmental co-operation. The nesting of regimes. Regimes: rational, institutional or discursive? -- 8. Beyond the tragedy of the commons? Selecting among idioms. The institution of discourse
Summary This work argues that current approaches to pollution not only fail to deal with the challenge of existing and novel types of pollution, but also fail to take into account our changing understanding of its international scale and effects. The authors look at the subject in an international context
Analysis Environment Policies Of Government
Western Europe
Environment Policies Of Government
Western Europe
European Community
International comparisons
Natural resource management
Overseas item
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Environmental policy -- European Economic Community countries.
Pollution -- Economic aspects -- European Economic Community countries.
Pollution -- Government policy -- European Economic Community countries.
Author Weale, Albert.
LC no. 92005507
ISBN 0719030668