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Environmental Sciences - Pollution and Remediation | The Waste and the Backyard - The Creation of Waste Facilities: Success Stories in Six European

The Waste and the Backyard

The Creation of Waste Facilities: Success Stories in Six European Countries

Series: Environment & Management, Vol. 8

Dente, B., Fareri, Paolo, Ligteringen, Josée (Eds.)

1998, VI, 226 p.

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Controversies concerning the siting of facilities for the disposal and treatment of hazardous but also domestic waste are widespread in all of the industrialized countries. The paradoxical situation of projects that are needed for environmental reasons and are opposed on environmental grounds has been addressed by scholars and by policy-makers searching for solutions. However, only in a few cases have waste disposal facilities actually been built and made operational.
The aim of the book (which illustrates the results of a research project financed by the EU-DGXII) is to investigate the decision-making processes for the siting and creation of waste facilities, in order to identify the factors for predicting success. Adopting a Public Policy Analysis approach the book presents six cases of successful decision-making on waste facilities siting in France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Slovenia, drawing lessons for the redefinition of public policy-making in the field of waste treatment.
The conclusions of this book are interesting for all fields of public policy where conflict is a relevant problem. This book is also of interest to scholars in the environmental field, as well as in public policy analysis, and to practitioners and (public or private) actors involved in environmental policy.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Gender - Policy - conflict - environment - environmental policy - waste disposal

Related subjects » Business & Management for Professionals - Environmental Management - Political Science - Pollution and Remediation

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Preface. 1. Siting Waste Facilities: Drawing Lessons from Success Stories; B. Dente, P. Fareri. 2. Replacing Old for New: Lessons from a French Case Study; C. Larrue, J.M. Dziedzicki. 3. The Conflicts Engendered by Waste Facilities Siting: Lessons to be Learnt from a Spanish Case; S. Aguilar, J. Subirats. 4. Role of a Scapegoat, Needed! The Siting of a Chemical Waste Incinerator in Lendava, Slovenia; A. Klemenc, I. Luksic. 5. Swiss Border Incident: A Case Study of the Ciba-Geigy Special Waste Incineration Plant in Basel, Switzerland; U. Zuppinger, P. Knoepfel. 6. The Siting of the Centre for Treatment of Industrial Waste in Modena, Italy; P. Fareri, A. Luise. 7. Any Objections after all? Decision Making on the Siting of a Domestic Waste Incinerator in Wijster, the Netherlands; J. Ligteringen, H. Bressers. 8. A Theoretical Framework for Case Study Analysis; B. Dente, et al.

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