Environmental Governance and Decentralisation (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series)

Environmental Governance and Decentralisation (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series)

By: Albert Breton (editor), Silvana Dalmazzone (editor), Giorgio Brosio (editor), Giovanna Garrone (editor)Hardback

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This book examines how different countries define and address environmental issues, specifically in relation to intergovernmental relations: the creation of institutions, the assignment of powers, and the success of alternative solutions. It also investigates whether a systemic view of the environment has influenced the policy-making process. The broad perspective adopted includes a detailed analysis of seventeen countries in six continents by scholars from a range of disciplines - economics, political science, environmental science and law - thus producing novel material that moves away from the conventional treatment of decentralisation and the environment in economic literature. Providing a comprehensive and up to date analysis of environmental governance worldwide, this book will be of great interest to researchers and students in environmental economics, environmental politics, governance and decentralisation. It will also appeal to practitioners and policymakers with responsibilities over the environment.

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Edited by Albert Breton, Emeritus Professor of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada, Giorgio Brosio, Department of Economics and Statistics, University of Turin, Italy, Silvana Dalmazzone, Assistant Professor of Economic Policy, University of Turin, Italy and Giovanna Garrone, Research Fellow, University of Turin, Italy


Contents: Preface 1. Introduction Albert Breton, Giorgio Brosio, Silvana Dalmazzone and Giovanna Garrone PART I: FEDERAL AND SUPRANATIONAL SYSTEMS 2. Australia: Preserving Biodiversity and Managing Water Resources Jeffrey D. Petchey 3. Economic Growth and Environmental Protection in Brazil: An Unfavourable Trade-off Clovis Cavalcanti 4. Interdependence and Coordination in the Canadian Environmental Policy Process Marcia Valiante 5. Ethiopia: Protecting Nature in a Developing Decentralized Country Gedion Asfaw, Kifle Lemma and Sebsebe Demissew 6. European Union: Shifting Environmental Governance to the Supranational Level Anthony R. Zito 7. Environmental Institutions in Germany: Leader or Laggard? Stefanie Engel and Melanie Zimmermann 8. Overlapping Fiscal Domains and the Effectiveness of Environmental Policy in India Subrata Mandal and M. Govinda Rao 9. Russia: The Difficult Transition to Stable Environmental Institutions Pavel V. Kasyanov and Aliona V. Stovpivskaya 10. The Political Economy of Environmental Governance in the United States Jason F. Shogren PART II: NON-FEDERAL COUNTRIES 11. Chile: The Development-Sustainability Dilemma Tommaso Chiamparino, Laura Piazza and Irene Venturello 12. China: Seeking Meaningful Decentralization to Achieve Sustainability Changhua Wu and Hua Wang 13. The Danish Communes: Capacities and Constraints in Environmental Management Mikael Skou Andersen 14. France: Forces Shaping Centralization and Decentralization in Environmental Policymaking Albert Breton and Pierre Salmon 15. Capacity Constraints on Local Government Environmental Policies in Ghana Felix Ankomah Asante 16. Italy: Towards Responsibility-sharing in Environmental Protection Ivana Capozza and Giovanna Garrone 17. The Netherlands: An Integrated, Participatory Approach to Environmental Policymaking Duncan Liefferink and Mark Wiering 18. United Kingdom: Environmental Policymaking in a Centralised, Market-driven System Stephen Smith 19. Trends in Environmental Governance: Evidence from Seventeen Countries and Sundry Reflections Thereon Albert Breton, Giorgio Brosio, Silvana Dalmazzone and Giovanna Garrone Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781847203984
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 680
  • ID: 9781847203984
  • ISBN10: 1847203981

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