The European Impact Assessment and the Environment

Editors: Bizer, Kilian, Lechner, Sebastian, Führ, Martin (Eds.)

  • The book offers a comprehensive review of the impact assessment practice in the EC. It discusses checks and balances between politicians and their administration. Based on 30 case studies the book shows shortcomings within the institutional regulations of the European Commission.

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The European Commission requires an impact assessment report for any regulation proposed. This book analyzes the quality of impact assessments and discusses deficits and possible improvements. Based on 30 case studies of impact assessments, an institutional analysis of the relevant actors is conducted, which shows that there are many shortcomings, among them an incentive problem concerning desk officers in the European Commission. The book includes various articles which address controversial problems and possible solutions. It offers a comprehensive overview of the practice of impact assessment in the EC, as well as an institutional analysis of the processes involved and of the checks and balances between politicians and their administration.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Improving the Integrated European Impact Assessment?

    Bizer, Kilian (et al.)

    Pages 1-58

  • Impact Assessment – Experience from the European Commission

    White, Stephen

    Pages 59-72

  • Views of the European Environmental Bureau on the Commission’s Impact Assessment Procedure – With a Focus on Environment

    Maro, Pendo

    Pages 73-83

  • The Proportionate Impact Assessment of the European Commission – Towards More Formalism to Backup “The Environment”

    Schmidt, Michael (et al.)

    Pages 85-102

  • Proportionate Impact Assessment: Discretion, Formalism, and the Undefined Responsibilities of European Decision-Makers

    George, Clive

    Pages 103-117

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eBook $109.00
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  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $149.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-642-43278-1
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The European Impact Assessment and the Environment
Editors
  • Kilian Bizer
  • Sebastian Lechner
  • Martin Führ
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-11670-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-11670-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-11669-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-43278-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 152
Topics