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The development of Czech environmental policy 1990-1995 : a sociological account

Jehlicka, Petr (1999). The development of Czech environmental policy 1990-1995 : a sociological account. Czech Sociological Review, 7(1) pp. 37–50.

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Abstract

Using the case study of the Czech Republic, the article examines the link between the development of environmental policy and the more general social and economic development of a post-communist society. The initially progressive arrangement of environmental agencies and procedures of the early 1990s, which were in tune with the concurrent development in the West, was abandoned due to the arrested expansion and diversification of the policy community. The ethos of environmental policy-making of the early 1990s, which was a consequence of the special circumstances of that period, could not be maintained in the following years as there was no sufficiently strong social group underpinning and advocating these changes. This is documented on the inability of journalists to grasp and further communicate complex environmental issues, and on the non-existence of a social stratum corresponding to the ‘new middle class’, from which Western environmental groups draw their support.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 1999 Not known
ISSN: 1210-3861
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies > Geography
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) > Social Sciences and Global Studies
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS)
Research Group: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 38377
Depositing User: Petr Jehlička
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2013 11:48
Last Modified: 06 Aug 2019 12:16
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/38377
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