"a readable, satisfying and suitable source for experts, politicians, students and other relevant target groups." -- Journal of Environmental Assessment Policy and Management
'With this book, Lenschow does fill an academic gap by mapping out the bureaucratic progress the EU has undergone in (attempting to) green policies. Therefore, it may prove a useful tool for those scholars who want to explore this direction further.' Environmental Politics
Integrating environmental policies into the policies of all other sectors is the core European environmental policy. But there has been no thorough investigation of the political process involved. This volume provides the first. It analyses the process of policy integration - the greening of public policy - across the relevant sectors and countries. It finds significant variation from sector to sector and from country to country, and analyses the reasons for this. (Surprisingly the UK, traditionally the 'dirty man' of Europe is far more actively engaged than environmental 'progressives' such as Germany.) It identifies the obstacles to integration and offers solutions for policy formulation, decision making and implementation at the relevant political levels.