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Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea

Editors: Gilek, M., Karlsson, M., Linke, S., Smolarz, K. (Eds.)

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  • Provides a comprehensive interdisciplinary analysis of challenges and possibilities for sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystem
  • Includes up-to-date descriptions and analyses of environmental governance linked to various important environmental problems
  • Draws conclusions on key challenges and possible ways of improving environmental governance, science-policy interactions, stakeholder communication and participation  
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This edited volume presents a comprehensive and coherent interdisciplinary analysis of challenges and possibilities for sustainable governance of the Baltic Sea ecosystem by combining knowledge and approaches from natural and social sciences. Focusing on the Ecosystem Approach to Management (EAM) and associated multi-level, multi-sector and multi-actor challenges, the book provides up-to-date descriptions and analyses of environmental governance structures and processes at the macro-regional Baltic Sea level. Organised in two parts, Part 1 presents in-depth case studies of environmental governance practices and challenges linked to five key environmental problems - eutrophication, chemical pollution, overfishing, oil discharges and invasive species. Part 2 analyses and compares governance challenges and opportunities across the five case studies, focusing on governance structures and EAM implementation, knowledge integration and science support, as well as stakeholder communication and participation. Based on these cross-case comparisons, this book also draws a set of general conclusions on possible ways of improving the governance of the Baltic Sea by promoting what are identified as vital functions of environmental governance: coordination, integration, interdisciplinarity, precaution, deliberation, communication and adaptability.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)
  • Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea: Identifying Key Challenges, Research Topics and Analytical Approaches

    Pages 1-17

    Gilek, Michael (et al.)

  • Eutrophication and the Ecosystem Approach to Management: A Case Study of Baltic Sea Environmental Governance

    Pages 21-44

    Karlsson, Mikael (et al.)

  • Fisheries: A Case Study of Baltic Sea Environmental Governance

    Pages 45-71

    Sellke, Piet (et al.)

  • Biological Invasions: A Case Study of Baltic Sea Environmental Governance

    Pages 73-95

    Smolarz, Katarzyna (et al.)

  • Governance of Chemicals in the Baltic Sea Region: A Study of Three Generations of Hazardous Substances

    Pages 97-123

    Karlsson, Mikael (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Environmental Governance of the Baltic Sea
Editors
  • Michael Gilek
  • Mikael Karlsson
  • Sebastian Linke
  • Katarzyna Smolarz
Series Title
MARE Publication Series
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-27006-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-27006-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-27005-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-80056-1
Series ISSN
2212-6260
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 253
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 3 illustrations in colour
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