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Environmental Politics in the European Union: Policy-making, Implementation and Patterns of Multi-level Governance

Christoph Knill and Duncan Liefferink


This book provides a comprehensive introduction into the making, development and implementation of European Union (EU) environmental politics. The environmental policy of the EU has made impressive progress during the last three decades. Starting off as little more than a by-product of economic integration, it has developed into a central area of EU policy making. The book explores the driving forces behind this development, identifying the central areas and instruments of EU environmental policy, and analyses the factors influencing not only the formulation, but also the implementation, of en ... More

Keywords: European Union, environmental policy, economic integration, EU policy making, environmental politics, environmental measures, multi-level setting, problem solving, environmental field, EU policy studies

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780719075803
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719075803.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Christoph Knill, author

Duncan Liefferink, author