© 2001

Environmental Politics in Southern Europe

Actors, Institutions and Discourses in a Europeanizing Society

  • Klaus Eder
  • Maria Kousis

Part of the Environment & Policy book series (ENPO, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. EU policy-making, local action, and the emergence of institutions of collective action

  3. The Europeanization of Environmental Politics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 23-23
    2. Michael Redclift
      Pages 53-72
    3. Carlo Ruzza
      Pages 101-126
  4. Sustainability From Above and From Below in Southern Europe. Comparative Studies and Country Studies on Collective Action in Southern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    2. George A. Daoutopoulos, Myrto Pyrovetsi, Eugenia Petropoulou
      Pages 151-173
    3. Iñaki Barcena, Pedro Ibarra
      Pages 175-196
    4. Elisabete Figueiredo, Teresa Fidélis, Artur da Rosa Pires
      Pages 197-221
  5. Sustainability Discourses and the Emergence of Institutions for Collective Action in Southern Europe

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 223-223
    2. Susana Aguilar Fernández
      Pages 255-275
    3. Leonidas Louloudis, Evi Arahoviti, Dimitris Á. Papadopoulos
      Pages 277-298
    4. Mario Diani
      Pages 299-320
    5. Anna Triandafyllidou
      Pages 321-342
    6. Joaquim Gil Nave
      Pages 343-364

About this book


`Europe is sometimes credited with a `polis,' but not a `demos'. Political integration and economic globalisation cannot diminish local identity and social memories. This fascinating collection of national case studies shows why there will always be a local `demos' located in ecology, economy, and society. But there will never be a transnational `demos', precisely because locality is the basis for meaningful sustainability. Long may it triumph.' Tim O'Riordan, CSERGE, University of East Anglia
'The book offers a refreshing perspective on the diversity of Europe and at the same time, on the interdependence of the policies, economies, and societies of European countries. Going beyond the dichotomies of `good and bad' and `leaders and laggards' in environmental matters, the authors contribute to a different understanding of the North-South divide in the process of European integration.' Angela Liberatore, European Commission, Directorate General for Research
`This is a self-consciously revisionist volume, whose findings are theoretically significant, policy-relevant, and timely. Its insistence on `bringing society back in,' its debunking of the notion of a `Mediterranean syndrome,' its emphasis on developmental `leapfrogging' capacity of late-comers to emerge as leaders in contexts of late modernity, and its systematic attempt to reconceptualize the politics of Europeanization should be carefully listed to students and policy-makers concerned with collective action, Southern Europe, European integration, and environmental politics.' P. Nikiforos Diamandouros, University of Athens


Institution Nation Sustainable Development Transnational development ecology environment interdependence

Editors and affiliations

  • Klaus Eder
    • 1
  • Maria Kousis
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute for Social Sciences of the Humboldt-University BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.University of CreteRethimnoGreece

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Environmental Politics in Southern Europe
  • Book Subtitle Actors, Institutions and Discourses in a Europeanizing Society
  • Editors K. Eder
    M. Kousis
  • Series Title Environment & Policy
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-7923-6753-6
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-3811-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-010-0896-9
  • Series ISSN 1383-5130
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XI, 410
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Environmental Management
    Sociology, general
    Environmental Economics
    Nature Conservation
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