National Environmental Policies

A Comparative Study of Capacity-Building

  • Martin Jänicke
  • Helge Jörgens
  • Helmut Weidner

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Richard N. L. Andrews
    Pages 25-43
  3. Lennart J. Lundqvist
    Pages 45-71
  4. Hidefumi Imura
    Pages 73-88
  5. Albert Weale
    Pages 89-108
  6. Hans Th. A. Bressers, Loret A. Plettenburg
    Pages 109-131
  7. Martin Jänicke, Helmut Weidner
    Pages 133-155
  8. Mikael Skou Andersen
    Pages 157-174
  9. Peter Knoepfel
    Pages 175-197
  10. Young-Suck Nam
    Pages 199-212
  11. Eduardo Silva
    Pages 213-235
  12. Yu-shi Mao
    Pages 237-255
  13. Fatai Kayode Salau
    Pages 257-278
  14. Ivan Potravnyi, Ulrich Weißenburger
    Pages 279-297
  15. Martin Janicke, Helmut Weidner
    Pages 299-313
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 315-320

About this book


This book is a collection of systematically prepared case studies describing the environmental policy ofthirteen countriesin terms ofcapacity-building. Capacity for environmental policy and management, as the concept is used in this volume, has been defined broadly as a society's "ability (...) to devise and implement solutions to environmental issues as part of a wider effort to achieve sustainable development" (OECD). Since the late 1960s capacity-building in environmental policy and management can be observed across the world. It may have made insufficient progress as yet from an environmentalist point of view, but it has produced some remarkable results, and not only in the industrialised world. In the first chapter we present the conceptual framework that underlies the national case studies. In the course ofour research project the authors ofthe book met together twice to discuss this framework in the light of the national experi­ ences and to harmonise their approaches. In this way we have tried to offer more than a collection of individual and incoherent case studies, focusing only on specific environmental problems, institutions, actors, or instruments. The idea behind this book is to give a systematic, comparative overview ofthe fundamental conditions under which environmental policies is practised in selected countries.


Environmental Policies Environmental Quality Umweltpolitik Umweltqualität Umweltschutz Vergleichsstudie capacity building/capacity development comparative studies environment environmental protection global environmental change globale Umweltänderung

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin Jänicke
    • 1
  • Helge Jörgens
    • 1
  • Helmut Weidner
    • 2
  1. 1.Environmental Policy Research UnitFree University of BerlinGermany
  2. 2.Science Center Berlin (WZB)Research Unit “Norm Building and Environment”Germany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-64435-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-60507-9
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