Environment and Democratic Transition

Policy and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe

  • Anna Vari
  • Pal Tamas

Part of the Technology, Risk, and Society book series (RISKGOSO, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Boris Z. Doktorov, Boris M. Firsov, Viatcheslav V. Safronov
    Pages 249-267
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 281-285

About this book


Recent democratization and the accompanied liberalization of the media in Central and Eastern Europe has brought the devastating environmental impacts of the intensive and careless industrialization of the last 40 years to the surface. Less is known, however, about the social, political and institutional background of environmental risk management which led to the present situation, as well as about recent changes.
Environment and Democratic Transition: Policy and Politics in Central and Eastern Europe provides an overview of the mechanism of policy making, the role of the scientific community, the environmental movements, and the public in risk controversies in Central and Eastern Europe from the 1970s until 1991. The book brings together studies by leading social scientists from the East and the West who investigate the economic, legal, institutional, behavioral, social and political aspects of environmental policy. In addition to analyzing past histories, most contributions focus also on challenges, pitfalls and dilemmas that the region's policy makers and environmentalists must face during the period of transition and into the future.


Change Institution Policy Protest calculus conflict development economy environmental policy management organization politics risk management transition

Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Vari
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pal Tamas
    • 2
  1. 1.State University of New YorkAlbanyUSA
  2. 2.Institute for Social Conflict ResearchHungarian Academy of SciencesHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1993
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4294-1
  • Online ISBN 978-94-015-8120-2
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