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Policy change and learning: Implementing EU environmental policies affecting agriculture

Kröger, Laura (2009) Policy change and learning: Implementing EU environmental policies affecting agriculture. PhD thesis, MTT Agrifood Research Finland . MTT Science, no. 2. MTT Agrifood Research Finland.

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This thesis aims to show whether and how the implementation of the EU environmental policy could be improved through policy learning. The results are based on two case studies: the development of agri-environmental policy in Finland and the implementation of the Water Framework Directive(WFD)in Ireland.
The institutional analysis shows that the institutional structures changed due to the membership: the formal structures changed almost overnight and, as a result of increased cross-sectoral cooperation and policy learning, the informal structures also changed.
The implementation of agri-environmental policy was studied in one administrative region, namely Uusimaa, located in southern Finland.
The adaptation of EU environmental policies is an interesting research topic, not only because of the policy process itself but also because of the actors and context involved.

EPrint Type:Thesis
Keywords:agri-environmental policy, implementation, policy learning, advocacy coalition framework, institutional analysis
Subjects: Environmental aspects
Research affiliation: Finland > Luke Natural Resources Institute
Related Links:http://www.mtt.fi
Deposited By: Koistinen, Riitta
ID Code:16108
Deposited On:11 Sep 2009 06:51
Last Modified:12 Apr 2010 07:40
Document Language:English
Refereed:Peer-reviewed and accepted

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