Green Leviathan: The Case for a Federal Role in Environmental Policy
Offering an essential insight into the complexities of policy-making, this volume builds on comparative case studies on air and water pollution to examine how governance structure affects environmental policy performance in the US, Switzerland, Canada and the European Union.
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Examining the Case for Decentralized Policymaking
Interjurisdictional Regulatory Competition and Fears about Competitiveness
The Alternatives to Decentralization Contracts versus Institutions
The United States Greening through Centralization
Switzerland The Power of Referenda in a Noncentralized System
Canada When Centralization Does Not Occur
The European Union Setting Stringent Standards despite the Obstacles
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