UK Environmental Policy in the 1990s

  • Tim S. Gray

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Tim S. Gray
    Pages 1-10
  3. Neil Carter, Philip Lowe
    Pages 38-56
  4. Andrew Jordan, Timothy O’Riordan
    Pages 57-84
  5. David Maddison, David Pearce
    Pages 123-143
  6. Gerald Manners
    Pages 144-158
  7. Kenneth Button
    Pages 173-188
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 303-308

About this book


The central controversy running through this book is whether Mrs Thatcher's famous 'green' speeches of 1988 marked a fundamental shift by the Conservative Government towards environmentalism, or whether they were merely political rhetoric, designed to rule out a temporary surge of popular support for the Green Party. The conclusion arrived at is mixed: in some policy areas a definite shift has occurred, but in others it is 'business as usual'. An overall change of gear is still awaited.


energy conservation environment environmental law environmental policy European Union (EU) government law Policy

Editors and affiliations

  • Tim S. Gray
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PoliticsUniversity of NewcastleUK

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