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The Shaping of Environmental Policy in France

Joseph Szarka

264 pages, 18 tables, bibliog., index

ISBN  978-1-57181-999-4 $120.00/£85.00 Hb Published (February 2002)

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“This excellent study combines considerable institutional and policy detail with an assured analysis of government and private sector agent interactions.”  ·  Modern and Contemporary France

“One of the main conclusions the reader of [this] book can draw is that the best specialists of French contemporary political movements come from the Anglo-Saxon academic world.”  ·  H-Net: Humanities and Social Science Reviews OnLine

"... a most welcome contribution to [the development of environmental policy] ... Overall, this book is well worth buying, both from an individual and from an institutional perspective. It is excellent value for money and an excellent source of information on environmental policy development and practice that allows one’s knowledge to be pushed beyond the traditional Anglo-American axis."  ·  Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy

"[A] solid, insightful, fair-minded survey of French environmental policies"  ·  Choice

Drawing on an extensive range of political, legal and sociological materials, the author presents and evaluates environmental policy-making in France at a time when environmental problems are growing in complexity and gravity.

He highlights the range of inputs to the policy process – including popular movements, green parties, interest group representation, EU legislation and international treaties – and evaluates the diverse nature of the outcomes which lead him to conclude that because new developments involve not only changes in policy content but also adaptation of policy style, environmental demands are progressively changing the shape of politics itself.

Joseph Szarka is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Bath.

Subject: Environmental Studies Sociology
Area: France

LC: GE190.F8 S93 2002

BL: YC.2002.a.6437

BISAC: POL044000 POLITICAL SCIENCE/Public Policy/Environmental Policy; SOC026000 SOCIAL SCIENCE/Sociology/General

BIC: RN The environment; JP Politics & government




Contents

Acknowledgements

PART I: SHAPING FACTORS: THEORETICAL PERSPECTIVES ON ENVIRONMENTAL ANALYSIS

Chapter 1. Public Opinion, the Green Movement and Environmental Groups in France
Chapter 2. Green Parties in the French Political System
Chapter 3. The French Polity, Institutional Capacity Building and the Environment
Chapter 4. European Environmental Policy and France

PART II: CASE STUDIES: THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT: CONSERVING NATURE OR PROTECTING SPECIAL INTERESTS

Chapter 5. The Industrial Environment: 'Command and Control' or Corporatist Policy Making?
Chapter 6. The Human Environment: Widening the Policy Networks
Chapter 7. Towards Sustainable Development?
Chapter 8. General Conclusions

Bibliography
Index

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