European Union and Environmental Governance
Routledge – 2015 – 178 pages
Series: Global Institutions
Over the past five decades, the European Union (EU) has developed into the most legally and politically authoritative regional organization in the world, wielding significant influence across a wide range of issue areas. European Union and Environmental Governance focuses on the growing global role of EU environmental and sustainable development policies in Europe and around the world.
Written in a concise and accessible manner, this book introduces and examines the major European and global environmental issues, debates, and policies and provides a critical, evidence-based evaluation of the achievements and shortcomings to date in EU environmental and sustainability governance. Providing both an historical overview and a discussion of the major future legal, political and economic challenges to the realization of EU goals related to better environmental governance, the authors offer a comprehensive introduction to this key issue.
This book will be useful reading for students of global environmental politics, comparative environmental politics and policy, international organizations, European politics, and environmental studies.
1. The EU, Environment and Sustainable Development 2.Theorizing European Integration and Environmental Sustainability 3.EU History and Environmental Politics 4.Analyzing Environmental Issues and Making Policy 5.European Environmental Governance: Five Cases 6.The EU and Global Environmental Politics 7.What Future for Sustainability Governance?
Henrik Selin is Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Boston University. Selin conducts research and teaches classes on global and regional politics and policy making on environment and sustainable development. Stacy D. VanDeveer is Professor and Department Chair at the University of New Hampshire and a 2011-2012 Senior Fellow at the Transatlantic Academy (Washington, DC). His research interests include international environmental policymaking and its domestic impacts, the connections between environmental and security issues, and the role of expertise in policy making.