Environmental Policy with Political and Economic Integration: The European Union and the United States (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series

Environmental Policy with Political and Economic Integration: The European Union and the United States (New Horizons in Environmental Economics Series

By: Thomas S. Ulen (editor), Henk Folmer (editor), John B. Braden (editor)Hardback

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Which level of government is most appropriate for environmental policy making in a confederal or federal system? How does the level of government at which policy is made and implemented affect the choice of policy instruments? This important new volume addresses these problems by comparing environmental policies and practices in the European Union and the United States. In Environmental Policy with Political and Economic Integration, a distinguished group of authors discusses how environmental policy in a federal or confederal system may differ both in theory and practice from that found in a unitary government system. After examining the framework for environmental policy in the EU and US, the authors present papers on their federal institutions, the economic forces affecting environmental governance, the choice of policy instruments, linkages between trade and environmental policy and environmental regulations within international trade negotiations. The final part brings together a series of case studies which sheds new light on the research questions formulated earlier in the book. Issues discussed include the regulation of agricultural pollution, global warming, ozone pollution and environmental security. In addition to its detailed discussion of environmental policy in the EU and the US, Environmental Policy with Political and Economic Integration will be essential reading for both scholars and policymakers concerned with designing and implementing regulations to protect the environment.

About Author

Edited by John B. Braden, Department of Agricultural Economics, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, US, Henk Folmer, Professor of Research Methodology, Groningen University and Professor of General Economics, Wageningen University, The Netherlands and Thomas S. Ulen, Swanlund Chair Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Faculty Fellow and Eminent Visiting Professor of Law, Texas A&M University, US

Contents

Contents: Introduction (J.B. Braden, H. Folmer, T.S. Ulen) Part I: The Economic and Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Policy (C.W. Howe, E.T. Freyfogle) Part II: The Law and Economics of Authority in a Federal System (J.E. Pfander, P. Shapiro) Part III: The Political Economy of Instrument Choice (K. Segerson, R. Pethig) Part IV: International Trade and Environmental Policy (C. Ford Runge, A. Ulph) Part V: Case Studies of Comparative Environmental Policies Section A: Agricultural Pollution (W. Brussard, M.R. Grossman, J.S. Shortle) Section B: Global Warming (L. Bergman, C.D. Kolstad) Section C: Tropospheric Ozone Pollution (J.B. Braden, S. Proost) Section D: Environmental Dimensions of National and International Security (K.H. Butts, S. Dalby) Index

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781858982175
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 512
  • ID: 9781858982175
  • ISBN10: 1858982170

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