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Environmental implications of Eastern enlargement: the end of progressive EU environmental policy?

Jehlicka, Petr and Tickle, Andrew (2004). Environmental implications of Eastern enlargement: the end of progressive EU environmental policy? Environmental Politics, 13(1) pp. 77–95.

DOI (Digital Object Identifier) Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/09644010410001685146
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Abstract

This contribution addresses questions regarding the future of European environmental policy after the EU has been enlarged to include a number of Central and Eastern European countries. The existing literature, based mainly on EU-related 'top-down' variables such as status of harmonisation, availability of pre-accession funds, and future Council voting dynamics, predicts a largely negative impact of enlargement for progressive environmental policy. However, based on extensive survey data from within the candidate countries, this contribution asserts that this prediction should be qualified. It was also found that current theories in respect of national integration deal poorly with such 'bottom-up' perspectives.

Item Type: Journal Article
ISSN: 1743-8934
Academic Unit/Department: Social Sciences > Geography
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: OpenSpace Research Centre (OSRC)
Item ID: 4473
Depositing User: Users 13 not found.
Date Deposited: 06 Jul 2006
Last Modified: 12 Jan 2011 13:38
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/4473
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