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Germany: Regulation and the Precautionary Principle

Christiane Beuermann

in Implementing Sustainable Development

Published in print November 2000 | ISBN: 9780199242016
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191599736 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199242011.003.0004
 Germany: Regulation and the Precautionary Principle

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Analyses efforts of the German government to come to terms with sustainable development. It argues that while Germany was considered an environmental policy innovator during the 1980s, the country's environmental administration was slow to engage with the concept of sustainable development. However, by the turn of the millennium sustainable development had gained rhetorical acceptance across government and there was evidence that the new SDP/Green coalition government was engaging more systematically with environmental issues.

Keywords: environmental policy; Germany; governance; implementation; sustainable development

Chapter.  10706 words. 

Subjects: Environment

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