environmental policy

Policy making

This chapter examines how the EU transforms political issues and demands into policy decisions. Due to its multi-faceted nature, European environmental policy making cannot be captured fully by any single theory. Instead, it is shaped by a …

European Environmental Policy at 50. Five Decades of Escaping Decision Traps?

Rather than being constrained by the least ambitious governments, the EU has until recently set the pace of national environmental policy. The contribution examines why the EU was often able to set the pace despite the institutionalist expectation …

The EU’s Green Dynamism: Deadlock and Change in Energy and Environmental Policy

Combining the joint-decision trap model with the major theories of European integration, The EU’s Green Dynamism examines how the EU can be an environmental pace-maker, when it virtually depends on the agreement of all member states. The book …