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dc.contributor.authorFairbrass, Jenny M.
dc.contributor.authorJordan, A.
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-25T15:07:42Z
dc.date.available2009-11-25T15:07:42Z
dc.date.issued2001
dc.identifier.citationFairbrass, J. and Jordan, A. (2001). European Union environmental policy and the UK Government: A passive observer or strategic manager. Environmental Politics. Vol. 10, No. 2, pp. 1-21.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10454/3993
dc.descriptionNoen
dc.description.abstractWhat role do individual member states play in the continuing development of European Union (EU) environmental policy? Are they capable of successful intervention in the process of joint rule making to maintain their preferred national policies? On the basis of a detailed analysis of EU environmental pollution control measures adopted in the period 1972-86, some observers have argued forcefully that the United Kingdom (UK) Government successfully defended its sovereignty by systematically manipulating national and European political arenas in order to maintain its pre-existing policies. However, when other aspects of EU environmental policy are analysed over the full policy cycle, the extent of national control appears much more circumscribed. A comparison of UK Government aims with long-term political outcomes in the sphere of EU biodiversity policy (c.1970-2000) reveals evidence of firm state control in the short-term, but significant unintended consequences in the medium to long-term. These findings raise doubts about the explanatory power of intergovernmental accounts of EU environmental policy making.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.isreferencedbyhttp://dx.doi.org/10.1080/714000537en
dc.subjectEuropean Union Environmental Policyen
dc.subjectJoint Rule Makingen
dc.subjectNational Policiesen
dc.subjectEnvironmental Pollution Control Measuresen
dc.subjectEU Biodiversity Policyen
dc.subjectUKen
dc.titleEuropean Union environmental policy and the UK Government: A passive observer or strategic manager.en
dc.status.refereedYesen
dc.typeArticleen
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