Environmental Politics in Southern Europe

Actors, Institutions and Discourses in a Europeanizing Society

  • Klaus Eder
  • Maria Kousis
Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. EU policy-making, local action, and the emergence of institutions of collective action

  3. The Europeanization of Environmental Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Michael Redclift
      Pages 53-72
    3. Carlo Ruzza
      Pages 101-126
  4. Sustainability From Above and From Below in Southern Europe. Comparative Studies and Country Studies on Collective Action in Southern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. George A. Daoutopoulos, Myrto Pyrovetsi, Eugenia Petropoulou
      Pages 151-173
    3. Iñaki Barcena, Pedro Ibarra
      Pages 175-196
    4. Elisabete Figueiredo, Teresa Fidélis, Artur da Rosa Pires
      Pages 197-221
  5. Sustainability Discourses and the Emergence of Institutions for Collective Action in Southern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Susana Aguilar Fernández
      Pages 255-275
    3. Leonidas Louloudis, Evi Arahoviti, Dimitris Á. Papadopoulos
      Pages 277-298
    4. Mario Diani
      Pages 299-320
    5. Anna Triandafyllidou
      Pages 321-342
    6. Joaquim Gil Nave
      Pages 343-364

About this book

Introduction

`Europe is sometimes credited with a `polis,' but not a `demos'. Political integration and economic globalisation cannot diminish local identity and social memories. This fascinating collection of national case studies shows why there will always be a local `demos' located in ecology, economy, and society. But there will never be a transnational `demos', precisely because locality is the basis for meaningful sustainability. Long may it triumph.' Tim O'Riordan, CSERGE, University of East Anglia
'The book offers a refreshing perspective on the diversity of Europe and at the same time, on the interdependence of the policies, economies, and societies of European countries. Going beyond the dichotomies of `good and bad' and `leaders and laggards' in environmental matters, the authors contribute to a different understanding of the North-South divide in the process of European integration.' Angela Liberatore, European Commission, Directorate General for Research
`This is a self-consciously revisionist volume, whose findings are theoretically significant, policy-relevant, and timely. Its insistence on `bringing society back in,' its debunking of the notion of a `Mediterranean syndrome,' its emphasis on developmental `leapfrogging' capacity of late-comers to emerge as leaders in contexts of late modernity, and its systematic attempt to reconceptualize the politics of Europeanization should be carefully listed to students and policy-makers concerned with collective action, Southern Europe, European integration, and environmental politics.' P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, University of Athens

Keywords

Institution Nation Sustainable Development Transnational development ecology environment interdependence

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Eder
    • 1
  • Maria Kousis
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Social Sciences of the Humboldt-University BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.University of CreteRethimnoGreece

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-010-0896-9
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-3811-9
  • Online ISBN 978-94-010-0896-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1383-5130
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