Susan Baker is Senior Lecturer in European Social Research at the Cardiff School of the Social Sciences, Cardiff University. Her main research interest is European Union environmental policy. Recent publications include Dilemmas of Transition: The Environment, Democracy and Economic Reform in East Central Europe, ed. with P. Jehlička (London: Frank Cass, 1998) and Sustainable Development: Theory, Policy and Practice within the European Union, ed. with M. Kousis, D. Richardson, and S. Young (London: Routledge, 1997).
Christiane Beuermann is a project manager in the Climate Policy Division of the Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy in Wuppertal, Germany. Trained as an economist, her main areas of research are international and German climate policy, particularly the flexibility mechanisms under the Kyoto Protocol. Other interests include institutional adjustment and social learning in response to climate change and sustainable development, and the implementation of Local Agenda 21.
Gary C. Bryner is Director of the Natural Resources Law Centre and Research Professor at the University of Colorado School of Law. His research interests are in public policy and policy analysis. Publications include: Bureaucratic Discretion: Law and Policy in Federal Regulatory Agencies (New York; Pergammon Press, 1987); Blue Skies, Green Politics: The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 and its Implementation (Washington, DC: CQ Press, 2nd edn. 1995); and From Promises to Performance: Achieving Global Environmental Goals (New York: W.W. Norton, 1997).
Katarina Eckerberg is Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science, Umeå University, Sweden. Her research and lecturing concern environmental policy and its implementation. She is the author of Environmental Protection in Swedish Forestry (Aldershot: Avebury, 1990), From the Earth Summit to Local Agenda 21: Working Towards Sustainable Development, ed. with William M. Lafferty (London: Earthscan, 1998), and numerous articles ranging from sectoral studies (particularly of forestry and agriculture) to more general comparative international studies within the Nordic and Baltic countries.
William M. Lafferty is Director of the Norwegian Centre for Research and Documentation for a Sustainable Society (ProSus) and Professor in the