An ever closer union of national policy? The convergence of national environmental policy in the European Union

Liefferink, Duncan and Jordan, Andrew (2005) An ever closer union of national policy? The convergence of national environmental policy in the European Union. European Environment, 15 (2). pp. 102-113. ISSN 0961-0405

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Abstract

This article examines how far the EU has succeeded in encouraging the content, structure and style of national environmental policies to converge. Using fresh empirical evidence collected from 10 national environmental policies, it presents a very mixed pattern of change, with some elements of national policy converging more rapidly (and through different causal pathways) than others. These findings are viewed through the lens of popular theories of structural convergence, integration and Europeanization respectively, to reach a fuller understanding of the pathways and outcomes of change in an enlarging EU.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Science > School of Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Rosie Cullington
Date Deposited: 14 Jun 2011 08:38
Last Modified: 21 Apr 2020 20:06
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/32424
DOI: 10.1002/eet.377

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