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"David versus Goliath? The Challenge for Environmentalists in the Making and the Implementation of EU Environmental Policy"

Philip, Alan Butt. (1995) "David versus Goliath? The Challenge for Environmentalists in the Making and the Implementation of EU Environmental Policy". In: UNSPECIFIED, Charleston, South Carolina. (Unpublished)

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    [From the introduction]. The rapid development of EU environmental policy since the early 1970s merits continuous research and deserves to elicit surprise Despite the non-representation of this policy area in the founding treaties of the three communities, and the fact that until 1993 all environmental policy decisions had to be approved by unanimous vote of the Council of Ministers, in terms of decision-making results environmental policy measures have enjoyed a rare degree of success Around two hundred environmental policy directives have been passed by the EU, as well as hundreds of other instruments (regulations, recommendations and decisions). The Commission may have deftly moved after the United Nations conference on the environment in Stockholm in 1972 to position Brussels as leader of this particular, fairly virgin policy field, but it is nevertheless a policy field where actions at European level enjoy a high degree of legitimacy in the eyes of public opinion and where EU initiatives have also attracted a wide degree of interest and involvement from non-governmental interests, including commercial as well as environmental interests.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: EU policies and themes > EU institutions & developments > institutional development/policy > historical development of EC (pre-1986)
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > environmental policy (including international arena)
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 1995 (4th), May 11-14, 1995
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2008
    Page Range: p. 16
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:47

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