About the Authors. List of tables. List of figures.- 1. Institutional Dynamics in Environmental Governance; Pieter Leroy and Bas Arts.- 2. Political Modernisation; Bas Arts and Jan van Tatenhove.- 3. The Dynamics of Policy Arrangements: Turning Round the Tetrahedron; Duncan Liefferink.-4. The Governance Capacity of (new) Policy Arrangements: a Reflexive Approach; Bas Arts and Henri Goverde.- 5. The Institutional Dynamics of Water Management in the Low Countries; Mark Wiering and Ann Crabbé.-6. High Noon in the Low Countries: Recent Nature Policy Dynamics in the Netherlands and in Flanders; Dirk Bogaert and Jaap Gersie.- 7. Dynamics in Nature Policy Practices across the European Union; Mariëlle van der Zouwen.- 8. Diffusion or Diversity in Cultural Heritage Preservation? Comparing Policy Arrangements in Norway, Arizona and the Netherlands; Sara de Boer.- 9. Dutch Rural Policies at a Turning Point; Froukje Boonstra.- 10. Regional Environmental Planning in the Netherlands: an Unstable Settlement of Policy Arrangements; Frans J.G. Padt.- 11. Corporate Environmental Management in the Netherlands and in the Czech Republic; Jacques Klaver and Emiel Ypma.- 12. A Target Group Approach in Flemish Environmental Policy: Establishing New Government-Industry Relations?; Bruno Verbeeck and Pieter Leroy.- 13. Institutional Processes in Environmental Governance: Lots of Dynamics, not Much Change?; Bas Arts and Pieter Leroy. Index.
This book presents fresh analyses of a number of well-known cases, but does so from one comprehensive view, the so-called policy arrangement approach. Cases discussed range over organic farming, integrated water management, nature policy, cultural heritage policy, integrated region-oriented policy, corporate environmental management and target group policy, always in search of the commonality of experience and conclusions to be drawn in understanding the past and in formulating future perspectives.
Theoretically comprehensive, because all case studies are analysed from one comprehensive policy science perspective (namely the policy arrangement approach)
Theoretically innovative, since the policy arrangement approach does justice to both institutional and discourse analyses on the one hand and to both structural and agency-oriented approaches on the other
Empirically rich, since cases range over organic farming, integrated water management, nature policy, cultural heritage policy, integrated region-oriented policy, corporate environmental management and target group policy
Offers a comparative perspective on countries in the context of Europeanisation processes
Puts the 'governance hype' into perspective, since the analyses convincingly show that a general shift from government to governance is not to be found in environmental politics