New Instruments of Environmental Governance? National Experiences and Prospects


"Many highly industrialised countries are rapidly adopting `new' environmental policy instruments (NEPIs) including eco-taxes, tradable permits, voluntary agreements and eco-labels. This apparently profound shift has prompted widespread claims that NEPIs have eclipsed regulation as the preferred tool of environmental policy. This volume offers a fresh perspective on evolving environmental policy by providing a systematic analysis of the politics surrounding the adoption and use of the main NEPIs. Blending state of the art political theories with fresh empirical material, the contributors to this interdisciplinary volume assess the claim that NEPIs are heralding the new era of environmental governance in which the state plays a secondary role in policy-making."

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Andrew Jordan
  • Rüdiger K. W. Wurzel
  • Anthony R. Zito
  • Elim Papadakis
  • Richard Grant
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • London
Publication year:
  • 2003


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