Voluntary Environmental Programs

Voluntary Environmental Programs : A Policy Perspective

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Voluntary Environmental Programs pose a means by which industry, government, and other interested groups can cooperatively agree upon socially acceptable restraints. Rather than relying on complete government control of environmental laws, Voluntary Environmental Programs rely on a voluntary system for businesses. They pose their unique problems predicated on the effectiveness of voluntary self-constraint.
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  • Hardback | 316 pages
  • 157.48 x 226.06 x 30.48mm | 566.99g
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739133225
  • 9780739133224

Table of contents

Chapter 1. Voluntary Environmental Programs: An Introduction Chapter 2. The Effectiveness of Voluntary Environmental Programs-A Policy at a Crossroads? Chapter 3. Environmental Public Voluntary Programs Reconsidered Chapter 4. Voluntary Environmental Management: Motivations and Policy Implications Chapter 5. Collective Action Through Voluntary Environmental Programs: A Club Theory Approach Chapter 6. The Diffusion Voluntary International Standards: Responsible Care, ISO 9000 and ISO 14001 in the Chemical Industry Chapter 7. Is Greener Whiter Yet? The Sustainable Slopes Program After Five Years Chapter 8. Assessing the Performance of Voluntary Environmental Programs: Does Certification Matter? Chapter 9. Can Voluntary Environmental Regulation Work in Developing Countries: Lessons from Case Studies Chapter 10. Voluntary Environmental Programs: A Canadian Perspective Chapter 11. Concluding Opinion, Voluntary Environmental Programs: Are Carrots Without Sticks Enough for Effective EnvironmentalProtection Policy?
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Review quote

This book is a very useful compilation of essays by many of the scholars who have devoted most serious attention and research to the evaluation of voluntary environmental programs. It will be valuable to anyone interested in doing research on them, as well as to anyone interested in knowing what we have learned about these policy tools and what they have and have not accomplished. -- Richard N. L. Andrews, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill The editors and authors of Voluntary Environmental Programs offer a clear-eyed, evidence-based assessment of one of the most important developments in environmental policy and management over the past quarter century. The contributors' theoretical approaches and well-researched cases are bound together by a policy perspective, and the results go far beyond the optimistic and at times Pollyannaish assessments of voluntary environmental programs (VEPs) presented in the past. Importantly, the contributors thoroughly examine governmental roles and responsibilities-a significant improvement over studies that linger too long on the 'volunteer' in VEPs. -- Matthew R. Auer, Indiana University
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About Jorge E. Rivera

Peter deLeon is a professor of public policy at the University of Colorado, and has published extensively. In 2008, he was chosen to be coeditor of the Policy Studies Journal. Jorge E. Rivera is associate professor in the Department of Strategic Management and Public Policy at George Washington University. He is also the author of the forthcoming book, Business and Public Policy by Cambridge University Press.
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