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Environmental Governance in EuropeAn Ever Closer Ecological Union?$
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Albert Weale, Geoffrey Pridham, Michelle Cini, Dimitrios Konstadakopulos, Martin Porter, and Brendan Flynn

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780199257478

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257478.001.0001

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The Single Market and the Environment: From Issue Linkage to Political Choice

The Single Market and the Environment: From Issue Linkage to Political Choice

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(p.29) 1 The Single Market and the Environment: From Issue Linkage to Political Choice
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Environmental Governance in Europe
Author(s):

Albert Weale

Geoffrey Pridham

Michelle Cini

Dimitrios Konstadakopulos

Martin Porter

Brendan Flynn

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199257478.003.0003

Many of the arguments about the processes of European integration that were reviewed previously turn on the issue of spillover. In this chapter, the origins of the EU environmental policy in terms of this concept are examined, particularly, the relationship between the single market and environmental policy, on the assumption that the creation of the single market has been the most important device for increasing European integration. In addition, it shows that there is clearly a close relationship between the evolving European single market and the protection of the European environment. It also seeks to address the question of how far this relationship develops from technical spillover to political spillover.

Keywords:   European Union, single market, environmental policy, political choice, trade barriers, environmental protection, economic competitiveness, market failure, waste management

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