Title first published in 2003. This book focuses on whether participatory governance can lead to sustainable and innovative outcomes. Using an empirical analysis of the development, implementation and review of an EU environmental management system - the Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), it examines under which circumstances participatory governance might encourage sustainability and innovation.
Table of Contents
Contents: Policy Overview and Analytical Framework: Introduction, Hubert Heinelt, Britta Meinke, Randall Smith and Georgios Terizakis; Sustainability, innovation, participation and EMAS, Hubert Heinelt and Annette Elisabeth TÃ¶ller; The negotiation and renegotiation of a European policy tool, Annette Elisabeth TÃ¶ller and Hubert Heinelt. Country Studies: The eco-management and audit scheme in Britain, Randall Smith and Femke Geerts; The British case studies, Femke Geerts and Randall Smith; EMAS in Greece, Panagiotis Getimis, Georgia Giannakourou and Zafeiroula Dimadama; The Greek case studies, Panagiotis Getimis and Zafeiroula Dimadama; EMAS in Germany, Hubert Heinelt, Tanja Malek and Annette Elisabeth TÃ¶ller; The German case studies, Brigitte GeiÃŸel. Reflections: EMAS: an instrument for participatory governance?, Hubert Heinelt, Britta Meinke and Annette Elisabeth TÃ¶ller; References; Index.
’This book makes an important contribution, from a variety of perspectives, to the developing debate on environmental governance...It will be of particular interest to academics, policy makers and practitioners concerned with establishing new governance structures for sustainable development, as well as - more generally - to students of EU policy implementation.’ Dr David Wilkinson, Institute for European Environmental Policy, London, UK ’This book makes it possible to get a good idea of the implementation of the different environmental management systems EMAS and ISO 14001 in different EU countries and of their strengths and weaknesses...the structure and content of the book is well-balanced...this book can definitely be recommended for whoever is interested in the development, evolution and application of environmental management systems.’ International Journal of Environment and Pollution