Politics and the Environment

  • Bill Coxall


In general environmental politics has made greater impact in other European countries than in Britain. Although the major political parties have adopted to varying degrees policies designed to protect the environment, none has a ‘green’ philosophy to shape and structure such policies. This chapter considers the political dimension of three current environmental issues — the future of nuclear power in Britain, the transport issue and the consequences of agricultural decline on the landscape.


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Further Reading

  1. Johnson, B. (1983) An Overview — Resourceful Britain, London, Kogan Page.Google Scholar
  2. Levitt, R. (1980) Implementing Public Policy, Beckenham, Croom Helm.Google Scholar
  3. Sandbach, F. (1980) Environment, Ideology, and Policy, Oxford, Basil Blackwell.Google Scholar
  4. Wilson, D. (ed.) (1984) The Environmental Crisis: A Handbook for all Friends of the Earth, London, Heinemann.Google Scholar

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© Bill Coxall and Lynton Robins 1992

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