Green Leviathan: The Case for a Federal Role in Environmental Policy

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Ashgate Publishing, Ltd., 2009 - Political Science - 232 pages
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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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Contents

Introduction
1
Examining the Case for Decentralized Policymaking
7
Interjurisdictional Regulatory Competition and Fears about Competitiveness
25
The Alternatives to Decentralization Contracts versus Institutions
45
The United States Greening through Centralization
63
Switzerland The Power of Referenda in a Noncentralized System
93
Canada When Centralization Does Not Occur
119
The European Union Setting Stringent Standards despite the Obstacles
175
Conclusion
191
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