Green Industrial Restructuring

International Case Studies and Theoretical Interpretations

  • Manfred Binder
  • Martin Jänicke
  • Ulrich Petschow

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Introduction

    1. Manfred Binder, Martin Jänicke, Ulrich Petschow, Klaus Jacob, Jan Nill
      Pages 1-12
  3. Dirty Industries in Decline: An Introduction to the Case Studies

  4. Theoretical Approaches

  5. The Case Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Klaus Jacob
      Pages 187-216
    3. Harald Payer
      Pages 217-241
    4. Manfred Binder, Simone Schucht
      Pages 243-286
    5. Simone Schucht
      Pages 287-300
    6. Walter Hüttler
      Pages 301-322
    7. Børge Klemmensen
      Pages 323-352
    8. Samir Allal, Natacha Amorsi, Sylvie Faucheux, Julia Haake
      Pages 353-383
    9. Jan van der Straaten
      Pages 385-402
    10. Annette Piening
      Pages 403-434

About this book


Structural change in basic industries is usually interpreted as an autonomous economic process. Some authors claim that there is a tendency to use the "end of the era of materials", thus resulting in a decline of the basic industries. Such a process would obviously benefit the environment. Classic economic theories, which deal with structural change in a rather holistic way, correspond to this trend, predicting either a shift towards manufacturing and services or a relocation of old basic industries to developing countries. On the basis of this dematerialization hypothesis, comparative case studies analyze in detail the driving forces behind industrial restructuring with regard to different industries and countries in Europe, where such a decline has been observed in recent years.


Environmental Economics Environmental Management Industrial Policy Industrial Pollution Prevention Präventivmaßnahmen gegen Umweltverschmutzung Structural Change Struktureller Wandel Umweltwirtschaft Wirtschaftspolitik production

Editors and affiliations

  • Manfred Binder
    • 1
    • 3
  • Martin Jänicke
    • 1
    • 3
  • Ulrich Petschow
    • 2
  1. 1.Forschungsstelle für UmweltpolitikBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung GmbHBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Environmental Policy Research Unit (FFU)Free University of BerlinBerlinGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-08689-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04419-3
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