Governance And Environment In Western Europe

Author: Kenneth Hanf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317879163
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Governance And Environment In Western Europe from the Author: Kenneth Hanf. Governance and Environment in Western Europe: Politics, Policy and Administration, provides an up-to-date overview of developments in this area focusing on a selection of ten countries in Western Europe and the European Union. The countries examined are: Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom. The range of countries covered - representing as they do different stages of development in environmental policy, different state and institutional traditions - provides an interesting comparative analysis of how different countries confronting similar problems of environmental management have responded politically and (re)organised their administrative systems for implementing these policies.

Local Governance In Western Europe

Author: Peter John
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761956372
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Local Governance In Western Europe from the Author: Peter John. This text provides a comprehensive introduction to local government and urban politics in contemporary Western Europe. It is the first book to map and explain the significant processes of change characterizing local government systems and to place these in a genuinely comparative context. Students are introduced to the traditional structures and institutions of local government and shown how these have been transforming in response to increased economic and political competition, new ideas, institutional reform and the Europeanization of public policies in Europe. At the books core is the perceived transition from local government to local governance. This key development is traced thematically across a w

The Global Environment

Author: Norman J. Vig
Publisher: Earthscan
ISBN: 9781853836459
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The Global Environment from the Author: Norman J. Vig. All serious environmental threats are now international in scope and more than one thousand international environmental agreements already exist. Yet the prospects for international cooperation leading to the management of impacts on the planet remain grim. The Global Environment meets the need for an authoritative assessment of the state of international environmental institutions, laws and policies at the end of the 20th century.The book examines disagreements over the meaning of sustainable development, problems inherent in implementing environmental policies and the conflict over the exclusion of developing countries from the Kyoto Protocol. It discusses the profound trade-offs that may be required, the role of international financial interests in promoting incompatible forms of development and analyses international environmental institutions, law and policy and sustainable development.

Environmentalism

Author: David Peterson Del Mar
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317861051
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Environmentalism from the Author: David Peterson Del Mar. Why are our environmental problems still growing despite a huge increase in global conservation efforts? Peterson del Mar untangles this paradox by showing how prosperity is essential to environmentalism. Industrialization drove people to look for meaning in nature even as they consumed its products more relentlessly. Hence England led the way in both manufacturing and preserving its countryside, and the United States created a matchless set of national parks as it became the world's pre-eminent economic and military power. Environmental movements have produced some impressive results, including cleaner air and the preservation of selected species and places. But agendas that challenged western prosperity and comfort seldom made much progress, and many radical environmentalists have been unabashed utopianists. Environmentalism considers a wide range of conservation and preservation movements and less organized forms of nature loving (from seaside vacations to ecotourism) to argue that these activities have commonly distracted us from the hard work of creating a sustainable and sensible relationship with the environment.

Corporate Governance In A Changing Economic And Political Environment

Author: M. Federowicz
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 9781349515004
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Corporate Governance In A Changing Economic And Political Environment from the Author: M. Federowicz. This collection provides exceptional descriptive and analytical insights into changes in corporate governance settings in ten Eastern and Western European countries. It demonstrates that there exist different varieties of capitalisms and paths to transformation of economic institutions. In addition, it offers detailed discussions about national cases as well as the overall European Union effects. This book should be of great interest to scholars and students of comparative national systems, corporate governance and European studies.

The European Union And Multilateral Governance

Author: Hans Bruyninckx
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 023037591X
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The European Union And Multilateral Governance from the Author: Hans Bruyninckx. An interdisciplinary approach to the study of the EU in UN human rights and environmental governance which addresses the legal and political science dimensions. With contributions from academics and policy-makers, this volume is a comprehensive analysis of how the challenges it faces impact on the EU's position in UN fora.

Devolution And Governance

Author: A. Cole
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137436719
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Devolution And Governance from the Author: A. Cole. This book examines the development of Welsh devolution in the context of great economic and political uncertainty. Drawing on research carried out over more than a decade, it explores whether Welsh devolution has developed the capacity to resist internal and external pressures and to continue to pursue a distinctive political and policy agenda.

Culture And Citizenship

Author: Nick Stevenson
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761955603
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Culture And Citizenship from the Author: Nick Stevenson. `Culture' and `citizenship' are two of the most hotly contested concepts in the social sciences. What are the relationships between them? This book explores the issues of inclusion and exclusion, the market and policy, rights and responsibilities, and the definitions of citizens and non-citizens. Substantive topics investigated in the various chapters include: cultural democracy; intersubjectivity and the unconscious; globalization and the nation state; European citizenship; and the discourses on cultural policy.

Locational Tournaments In The Context Of The Eu Competitive Environment

Author: Stephan Dreyhaupt
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3835091093
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Locational Tournaments In The Context Of The Eu Competitive Environment from the Author: Stephan Dreyhaupt. Based on the practical insights and experience gained in his professional work on foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries at the World Bank, and using the EU's competition framework as an example, Stephan J. Dreyhaupt analyses whether or not a multilateral system of investment rules can be economically and politically effective.

Environmental Management Sustainable Development And Human Health

Author: Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9780203881255
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Environmental Management Sustainable Development And Human Health from the Author: Eddie N. Laboy-Nieves. Sustainable development is now considered by many organizations and their stakeholders the model to follow. An increasing number of companies currently act and communicate based on their triple performance (i.e. economic, environmental and social). Educators and scientists can follow this example by keeping in mind the bigger picture when it comes doing research and educating young people, helping improve the overall health of the society in which we live. This book assesses some of the major environmental problems facing developing and developed regions of the world and suggests solutions for resolving them. It discusses environmental education projects that help to raise awareness in young people about the interrelationships between pollution, the environment and society.