Environmental Policy Analyses: Learning from the Past for by Peter Knoepfel

By Peter Knoepfel

Having had the potential for receiving substantial public funds (mainly from the Swiss nationwide technology beginning) for various en- ronmental coverage reports in Switzerland and overseas over the last 25 years, i've got determined to place the consequences – released often in German and French but additionally in English in lots of clinical journals, monographs and booklet sections – in one publication on behalf of my scholars, more youthful sch- ars drawn to coverage research relationship from the interval of the 1st en- ronmental regulations, and my neighbors educating this topic in Switzerland and in another country. the factors used to pick the fifteen contributions have been their effect at the clinical debate on the time in their ebook, their validity for p- despatched conceptualizations of coverage research within the box of our environment, 1 and their contribution to the advance of coverage research as an entire . additionally, the chosen contributions customarily specialise in empirical appli- tions within the box of environmental regulations or the interface among en- ronmental and non-environmental rules. a few have ended in concrete p- icy options of which so much were in part applied when you consider that, at the least inside of my very own state. This examine additionally occasionally addressed nearby political administrative preparations resulting in administrative reforms and new strategic instructions of enforcing agencies.

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Ein Synthesebericht des Schwerpunktprogramms Umwelt Schweiz. Zurich: vdf Hochschulverlag ETHZ Hanf, Kenneth, Jansen, Alf-Inge (eds) 1998. Governance and Environment in Western Europe. Politics, Policy and Administration. T. 1989. Comparative Public Policy: The Politics of Social Choice in America, Europe and Japan. 3rd edn, New York: St Martin's Press Holzinger, Katharina, Knoepfel, Peter (éds). Environmental Policy in a European Union of Variable Geometry? The Challenge of the Next Enlargement.

Smog concentrations) with a view to the launching of emergency measures, as well as to provide a check on the effectiveness of the policy followed. There is, indeed, a long-term need to monitor the effects of pollution on flora, fauna, mankind, buildings and the landscape. Even in Western Europe, such monitoring of the environment is confronted with many problems. Little useful purpose is served if, for fear of a negative reaction in a locality heavily affected by pollution, a figure for the maximum level of pollution to be tolerated in the locality in question, scientifically arrived at, is made to apply to the country as a whole, so that objectively acceptable differences between the levels permissible in different regions simply “disappear”.

13) Horsch, Helga, Ring, Irene, Herzog, Felix (eds) 2001. Nachhaltige Wasserbewirtschaftung und Landnutzung. Methoden und Instrumente der Entscheidsungsfindung und –nutzung. Marburg: Metropolis-Verlag Ingelhart, R. 1997. The Silent Revolution. Princetown: Princetown University Press Jänicke, Martin, Weidner, Martin (eds) 1995. Successful Environmental Policy. A Critical Evaluation of 24 Cases. Berlin: sigma Jänicke, Martin, Weidner, Helmut (eds) 1997. National Environmental Policies. A Comparative Study of Capacity-Building.

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