By Karl Hogl, Eva Kvarda, Ralf Nordbeck, Michael Pregernig

Environmental policymaking has turn into an experimental box for brand new modes of governance. This well timed e-book makes a speciality of 3 renowned features of recent governance preparations: the extensive participation of non-state actors, the try to increase vertical and horizontal coordination, and the hassle to combine types of services in an efficient and democratically dependable means.

Building at the analytical views of legitimacy and effectiveness, that are visible as actual acid try standards for brand new governance, this booklet offers a severe overview of present practices of participation, coordination and evidence-based policymaking in quite a few case experiences of environmental governance, specifically within the fields of biodiversity, weather and wooded area coverage.

The ebook offers insights from chosen governance approaches that transcend consultancy-style best-practice examples yet are embedded in an excellent conceptual and theoretical dialogue that would be beneficial to policymakers. it is going to additionally turn out crucial for students attracted to environmental politics; coverage reports; public coverage; public management; eu politics; in addition to technological know-how and know-how reports.

Contributors: S. Beck, M. Bocher, T.E. Boon, L. Giessen, okay. Hogl, okay. Kassioumis, M. Krott, E. Kvarda, D.H. Lund, I. Nathan, J. Newig, R. Nordbeck, ok. Papageorgiou, M. Pregernig, S. Storch, M. Vakkas, S. Weiland

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The chapter shows that these rationales have shifted from furthering emancipation and providing legitimacy to increasing governance effectiveness. In the face of continuing implementation deficits of environmental policy and increasingly complex societal structures, participatory decision modes that foster collective learning are indeed regarded as prerequisites for advancing ecologically sustainable policies. Focusing on substantive impacts rather than on fairness or other aspects, participation is thus regarded as an instrument to better achieve environmental goals.

The introduction and the three case study chapters in this part map the normative expectations related to ‘good scientific policy advice’ in current scientific and political debates and ask whether, and how, the way the interplay between science and policy-making is interpreted and reproduced by relevant (scientific and political) actors has an influence on the set of approaches and methods that are suggested and implemented in real-world science-policy interactions. The contributions to this part put a special emphasis on different conceptual models of the science-policy interface and report upon the empirical substantiation of these models in three real-world environmental policy processes.

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