Environmental Politics in Japan, Germany, and the United States
By (author) Professor Miranda A. Schreurs
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Environmental Politics in Japan, Germany, and the United States by Professor Miranda A. Schreurs
Book DescriptionA decade of climate change negotiations almost ended in failure because of the different policy approaches of the industrialized states. Japan, Germany, and the United States exemplify the deep divisions that exist among states in their approaches to environmental protection. Germany is following what could be called the green social welfare state approach to environmental protection, which is increasingly guided by what is known as the precautionary principle. In contrast, the US is increasingly leaning away from the use of environmental regulations, towards the use of market-based mechanisms to control pollution and cost-benefit analysis to determine when environmental protection should take precedence over economic activities. Internal political divisions mean that Japan sits uneasily between these two approaches. Miranda A. Schreurs uses a variety of case studies to explore why these different policy approaches emerged and what their implications are, examining the differing ideas, actors, and institutions in each state.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521525374
(228mm x 152mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 13-Mar-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Professor Miranda A. Schreurs
Transatlantic Environment and Energy Politics, Hardback (February 2009)
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Legitimacy of International Regimes, Hardback (November 2008)
Global environmental politics has been determined by a strong increase of global governance systems in the past few decades. This study draws a causal connection between the activities of non-state actors and legitimacy. It also includes chapters that explore whether the prime hypothesis can be verified.
Environmental Politics in Japan, Germany, and the United States, Hardback (March 2003)
Analysis and case studies of how Japan, Germany, and the United States approach environmental problems.
Internationalization of Environmental Protection, Paperback (October 1997)» View all books by Professor Miranda A. Schreurs
This book represents an important contribution to debate on international environmental cooperation for students of international relations.
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Author Biography - Professor Miranda A. Schreurs
MIRANDA A. SCHREURS is Associate Professor in the Department of Government and Politics of the University of Maryland, College Park.
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