Environmental Policy Change in Emerging Market Democracies: Eastern Europe and Latin America Compared
This book examines environmental policy change in twenty-eight Central and Eastern European and Latin American countries against a background of significant political and economic transformation over the past two decades. Through cross-regional comparison and a multi-methods approach, Jale Tosun investigates changes in the regulation of air, soil, and water pollution, genetically modified corn, and the sustainable management of forests. Tosun also looks at the relationship between system transformation and the creation of environmental procuracies in both parts of the world.
Environmental Policy Change in Emerging Market Democracies demonstrates that, although political and economic transformations have positively affected environmental policy in both regions, the extent of policy change varies considerably across Central and Eastern Europe and Latin America. At the same time, as Tosun argues, economic integration has acted as a major driver of a stronger governmental enforcement commitment as expressed by the creation of environmental procuracies.
- Series: Studies in Comparative Political Economy and Public Policy
- World Rights
- Page Count: 272 pages
- Dimensions: 6.3in x 1.0in x 9.4in
‘Tosun’s well-organized and ambitious book contributes to the field by developing a multi-method design and conducting a broad empirical analysis with a large scope of countries.’
Leonie K. Rupp
Canadian Journal of Political Science vol 50:03:2017
Author InformationJale Tosun is a research fellow in the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research at the University of Mannheim.
Table of contents
2 Theories of Policy and Institutional Change
3 Explaining Changes in Environmental Policies and Institutions in Emerging Market Democracies
4 Research Design and the Measurement of Change
5 Descriptive Analysis of Policy and Institutional Change
6 Economy, Politics, Institutions, or Demand? A Causal Analysis of Change
7 Case Studies on Changing Regulation of Genetically Modified Maize
8 Stability and Change in Emerging Market Democracies: Concluding Remarks
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