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British Politics and the Environment

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British Politics and the Environment

This is volume 6 in the set of titles " Environmentalism and Politics"

by John McCormick

Britain has an immense range of environmental law and the reputation for largely ignoring it. John McCormick describes the fascinating story of the political growth of that law, and the pressures, the compromises, the parliamentary and civil service opportunism that allowed the edifice to grow over the greater part of a century. He tells the story of the absolute change in political climate over the last ten years and deciphers the nature of Thatcher's ''conversion'' to greenery. He explains why everyone who cared about the environment became embattled and, above all, how the old methods of sensible compromise were banished, probably for ever, not least because of the government's obsession with secrecy. What, then, are the new political means of compelling change on a reluctant parliament? Everything is at stake from welfare to water, from forests to fishing. Where are we now? What are the likely pressures, both internal and from Europe and the rest of the world, to make Britain pass more environmentally sound laws and, perhaps more importantly, to observe them? McCormick provides a gripping picture of the central issues, of the system and of the battleground. Originally published in 1991

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Author(s):
McCormick, John
Condition:
As new
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8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1849710074
ISBN-13:
9781849710077
Number of pages:
201
Publisher:
Earthscan
Title:
British Politics and the Environment

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British Politics and the Environment

This is volume 6 in the set of titles " Environmentalism and Politics"

by John McCormick

Britain has an immense range of environmental law and the reputation for largely ignoring it. John McCormick describes the fascinating story of the political growth of that law, and the pressures, the compromises, the parliamentary and civil service opportunism that allowed the edifice to grow over the greater part of a century. He tells the story of the absolute change in political climate over the last ten years and deciphers the nature of Thatcher's ''conversion'' to greenery. He explains why everyone who cared about the environment became embattled and, above all, how the old methods of sensible compromise were banished, probably for ever, not least because of the government's obsession with secrecy. What, then, are the new political means of compelling change on a reluctant parliament? Everything is at stake from welfare to water, from forests to fishing. Where are we now? What are the likely pressures, both internal and from Europe and the rest of the world, to make Britain pass more environmentally sound laws and, perhaps more importantly, to observe them? McCormick provides a gripping picture of the central issues, of the system and of the battleground. Originally published in 1991

Author(s):
McCormick, John
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
1849710074
ISBN-13:
9781849710077
Number of pages:
201
Publisher:
Earthscan
Title:
British Politics and the Environment

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