This volume focuses attention on key environmental and institutional changes associated with eastern expansion of the European Union, assessing and challenging prevailing views about the outcomes and processes of this historic development. Looking at four central themes -- capacity changes and limitations, the EU's mixed messages and conflicting priorities, non-state actor roles and developments, and the exchange of ideas and information - the volume shows that enlargement will change the EU, not just make it bigger, and that EU officials and programs are improving aspects of environmental policy in CEE countries even as they are making others less sustainable.
This book was previously published as a special issue of the journal Environmental Politics.
JoAnn Carmin is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Stacy D. VanDeveer is an Assistant Professor in the University of New Hampshire's Department of Political Science.
1. Enlarging EU Environments: Central and Eastern Europe from Transition to Accession 2. Environmental Protection in an Expanding European Community: Lessons from Past Accessions 3. Differential Effects of Enlargement on EU Environmental Governance 4. Environmental Implications of Eastern Enlargement: The End of Progressive EU Environmental Policy? 5. EU Accession and Legal Change: Accomplishments and Challenges in the Czech Case 6. Europeanising Hungarian Waste Policies: Progress or Regression? 7. EU Enlargement and Sustainable Rural Development in Central and Eastern Europe 8. Nuclear Power and EU Enlargement: The Case of Temelin 9. Eurocratising Enlargement? EU Elites and NGO Participation in European Environmental Policy 10. Further up the Learning Curve: NGOs from Transition to Brussels 11. Setting Agendas and Shaping Activism: EU Influence on Central and Eastern European Environmental Movements 12. Environmental Pasts/Environmental Futures in Post-Socialist Europe 13. Market Liberalisation and Sustainability in Transition: Turning Points and Trends in Central and Eastern Europe 14. EU Enlargement and the Environment: Six Challenges 15. Assessing Conventional Wisdom: Environmental Challenges and Opportunities beyond Eastern Accession