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Strategies to improve implementation effectiveness: ‘new’ environmental policy instruments as a panacea?

Christoph Knill and Duncan Liefferink

in Environmental Politics in the European Union

Published by Manchester University Press

Published in print February 2007 | ISBN: 9780719075803
Published online July 2012 | e-ISBN: 9781781701461 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7228/manchester/9780719075803.003.0014
Strategies to improve implementation effectiveness: ‘new’ environmental policy instruments as a panacea?

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This chapter focuses on the so-called ‘new’ instruments designed to improve implementation effectiveness of European Union (EU) environmental policies, discussing the characteristics and effects of the new environmental policy instruments and their limited implementation success. It also looks at the factors which can account for the fact that neither the type of countries nor the type of policy instruments seems to have a clear impact on the implementation effectiveness of EU policies.

Keywords: implementation effectiveness; European Union; environmental policies; policy instruments; implementation success

Chapter.  5356 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Environment

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