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"European governance and the transfer of 'new' environmental policy instruments in the European Union"

Jordan, Andrew and Wurzel, Rudiger and Zito, Anthony R. and Bruckner, Lars. (2001) "European governance and the transfer of 'new' environmental policy instruments in the European Union". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    This paper examines the use if "new" environmental policy instruments (NEPIS), particularly market instruments and voluntary agreements, in the European Union. It focuses on the motivations of actors that are pushing for the adoption of innovative instruments in the EU process and their implementation in the member states. In exploring actor motivation, the research examines the role of actors in both the EU institutions and the member states (as well as the external international arena). Do the entrepreneurial actions of certain member governments, EU institutions, expert groups or non-governmental organizations motivate the adoption of new instruments, or are market pressures and other harmonization forces the main driving force? The research concentrates on voluntary agreements, eco-labels and eco-taxes. The paper uses the policy transfer as well as ideas and institutions literature in offering analytical conclusions. The paper draws upon preliminary research findings from a UK Economic and Social Research Council funded study of the use of NEPIS in the European Union and four case countries: Austria, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > Netherlands
    Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law) > compliance/national implementation
    Countries > U.K.
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Countries > Austria
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 35
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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