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"Convergence through the back door? The implementation and use of environmental management systems in Germany and the UK"

Kollman, Kelly. (2001) "Convergence through the back door? The implementation and use of environmental management systems in Germany and the UK". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    Abstract

    The paper proceeds in five sections. The first section outlines different strands of convergence theory and relates them to the two types of convergence-government behavior and firm behavior-being addressed in the paper. The second section briefly describes EMAS and ISO 14001 and their historic development. Section three details the manner in which EMAS has been used as a policy instrument in Germany and the UK and assesses its potential for causing convergence in the policy styles of the environmental bureaucracies in the two countries. The fourth section examines how German and British chemical firms have used EMAS and ISO 14001 and evaluates their potential for causing convergence in business practices. The final section will offer a summary of the paper's finding and relate these to our understanding of convergence theory as well as to the importance of private authority within increasingly fragmented governance structures.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Convergence theory; EMAS; ISO 14001.
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > political affairs > governance: EU & national level
    Countries > U.K.
    Countries > Germany
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > law & legal affairs-general (includes international law) > compliance/national implementation
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > economic and financial affairs > business/private economic activity
    Other > integration theory (see also researching and writing the EU in this section)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series: UNSPECIFIED
    ["eprint_fieldname_eusries" not defined]: 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: 28 Apr 2006
    Page Range: p. 45
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21
    URI: http://aei.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2118

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