The Waste and the Backyard

The Waste and the Backyard : The Creation of Waste Facilities: Success Stories in Six European Countries

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Controversies concerning the siting of facilities for the disposal and treatment of hazardous but also domestic waste are widespread in all of the industrialized countries. The paradoxical situation of projects that are needed for environmental reasons and are opposed on environmental grounds has been addressed by scholars and by policy-makers searching for solutions. However, only in a few cases have waste disposal facilities actually been built and made operational.
The aim of the book (which illustrates the results of a research project financed by the EU-DGXII) is to investigate the decision-making processes for the siting and creation of waste facilities, in order to identify the factors for predicting success. Adopting a Public Policy Analysis approach the book presents six cases of successful decision-making on waste facilities siting in France, Italy, The Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland and Slovenia, drawing lessons for the redefinition of public policy-making in the field of waste treatment.
The conclusions of this book are interesting for all fields of public policy where conflict is a relevant problem. This book is also of interest to scholars in the environmental field, as well as in public policy analysis, and to practitioners and (public or private) actors involved in environmental policy.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 226 pages
  • 160 x 241.3 x 20.3mm | 430.92g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 1998 ed.
  • VI, 226 p.
  • 0792350286
  • 9780792350286

Table of contents

Preface. 1. Siting Waste Facilities: Drawing Lessons from Success Stories; B. Dente, P. Fareri. 2. Replacing Old for New: Lessons from a French Case Study; C. Larrue, J.M. Dziedzicki. 3. The Conflicts Engendered by Waste Facilities Siting: Lessons to be Learnt from a Spanish Case; S. Aguilar, J. Subirats. 4. Role of a Scapegoat, Needed! The Siting of a Chemical Waste Incinerator in Lendava, Slovenia; A. Klemenc, I. Luksic. 5. Swiss Border Incident: A Case Study of the Ciba-Geigy Special Waste Incineration Plant in Basel, Switzerland; U. Zuppinger, P. Knoepfel. 6. The Siting of the Centre for Treatment of Industrial Waste in Modena, Italy; P. Fareri, A. Luise. 7. Any Objections after all? Decision Making on the Siting of a Domestic Waste Incinerator in Wijster, the Netherlands; J. Ligteringen, H. Bressers. 8. A Theoretical Framework for Case Study Analysis; B. Dente, et al.
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`This fascinating book gives useful insights into what is an almost inevitable phenomenon (although people are beginning to take an interest in the `Yes In My Backyard' - YIMBY approach)..... the authors present a common theoretical framework for case study analysis which makes this book a useful contribution to policy planning.'
Warmer Bulletin vol:67
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