Environmental policy in New Zealand: the politics of clean and green?
Since the mid 1980s, environmental policy has had an especially high profile in New Zealand politics. New Zealand has taken the initiative in promoting strong measures that deal with global warming, nuclear issues, ozone depletion, driftnet fishing, and the protection of Antarctica. This book provides the first systematic and critical analysis of environmental policy in New Zealand based on concepts and theories from the fields of environmental politics research and public policy studies. It assesses the strengths and weaknesses of New Zealand's environmental policies with respect to four recurring themes: the need for anticipatory policy making; the need to change our ways; the need for institutional reform to enhance policy performance; and the need for more integrated and comprehensive policy. Given that New Zealand is a widely perceived and self-promoted "clean and green" country, its environmental policies are of special international significance and interest.
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achieving agencies agenda setting allocation analycentric approach anticipatory policies areas basis behaviour Biihrs Brundtland Commission central government Chapter clean and green co-ordination comprehensive and integrated concern Corporation corporatization countries decision dimensions ecological economic growth economic instruments ecosystems effects energy environment environmental groups environmental issues environmental movement environmental policy development environmental problematique environmental problems environmental protection environmental values environmentalists established evaluation extent forests Fourth Labour Government framework global goals Green Party greenhouse effect Greenpeace hazardous substances impact assessment implementation important Inglehart institutional reform integrated environmental policy interests legislation Lindblom mandates Maori Maruia Society materialist Minister Ministry national environmental administration National Government natural environment nature OECD organizations ozone depletion policy analysis policy research pollution control postmaterialism postmaterialist values potential priority recognition regard require Resource Management Act responsibilities role sector shift significant social paradigm society support for environmental Treasury value change Values Party Zealand Forest Service