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The Impact of the Economic Crisis on European Environmental Policy

Charlotte Burns, Paul Tobin, and Sebastian Sewerin


The European Union (EU) has sought to establish itself as a global environmental leader. However, from 2007–8 onwards, the combined effects of the economic and financial crisis led some to question whether the EU would continue to adopt ambitious environmental policy. This volume brings together leading scholars from across Europe to analyse the impacts of the crisis upon environmental policy in the EU and its member states. The authors analyse policy decisions in fourteen countries to determine whether environmental policy has been dismantled, expanded, or has stayed the same. If policy has b ... More

Keywords: environmental policy, Europe, Index of Policy Activity, public administration, policy change, crisis

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198826958
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198826958.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charlotte Burns, editor
Professorial Fellow in Sustainable Growth, University of Sheffield

Paul Tobin, editor
Lecturer in Politics, University of Manchester

Sebastian Sewerin, editor
Senior Researcher, Energy Politics Group, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH)