Environment & Policy

Change and Continuity in Poland’s Environmental Policy

Authors: Andersson, Magnus

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This book takes a long-term view of environmental policy in Poland, which thus serves as an example to increase our understanding of environmental policy making in general in the former Eastern bloc countries. The perspective adopted also includes the pre-transition period, since the transformation process cannot be understood without reference to the preceding period. The book investigates the driving forces underlying policy changes, both prior to and after the transition, and identifies elements both of change and continuity - topics that have hitherto been neglected in the literature.
A change of political system in Poland did not lead to a major change in the thrust of environmental policy: the policy makers adopted a cautious approach to new instruments and institutions during the transition period. What did change with the transition was the implementation aspect: the effectiveness of environmental policy increased dramatically after the abolition of socialism. The rule of law meant that the state administration and the polluters were subordinated to the legal system, thus increasing the power to environmental policy.
Readership: Researchers and students interested in the environment and the countries in transition.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Environment and Transition in Eastern Europe

    Andersson, Magnus

    Pages 3-19

  • A Policy Science Perspective

    Andersson, Magnus

    Pages 21-38

  • Setting the Stage

    Andersson, Magnus

    Pages 41-59

  • National Environmental Policy in the 1980s

    Andersson, Magnus

    Pages 61-89

  • National Environmental Policy in the 1990s

    Andersson, Magnus

    Pages 91-127

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-94-011-4517-6
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  • Included format: PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-94-010-5926-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Change and Continuity in Poland’s Environmental Policy
Authors
Series Title
Environment & Policy
Series Volume
20
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-4517-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-4517-6
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5926-8
Series ISSN
1383-5130
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 225
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