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Institutionalization or wither away?: Twenty-five years of environmental policy integration under shifting governance models in Sweden
Stockholm Environment Institute.
Stockholm Environment Institute.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6546-5210
Stockholm Environment Institute.
2016 (English)In: Environment and Planning. C, Government and Policy, ISSN 0263-774X, E-ISSN 1472-3425, Vol. 34, no 3, 478-495 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Snapshot views of environmental policy integration (EPI) practices fail to consider the stability of EPI over time – both as aspiration and performance. This paper reviews the evolution of EPI over more than two decades at the national level in the agriculture and energy sectors in Sweden – an EPI pioneer. We study how the extent of EPI stability can be explained partly by shifting political priorities by governments and partly by underlying governance models (actors and organizational landscape and policy instruments used). Comparing the two sectors, the institutionalization of EPI appears to be stronger in the energy sector. In the agricultural sector, the current reform of the Common Agricultural Policy seems to imply decreasing prominence of EPI – due to shrinking budgets for environmental targets along with greater policy goals complexity. Overall, observed shifts in governance have been mildly conducive to EPI by providing an infrastructure, but further enhancements require clear political priority awarded to the environment.

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Sage Publications, 2016. Vol. 34, no 3, 478-495 p.
Keyword [en]
Environmental policy, governance, integration, agriculture, energy
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Political Science
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-111747DOI: 10.1177/0263774X15614726OAI: diva2:872993
Available from: 2015-11-21 Created: 2015-11-21 Last updated: 2016-05-23Bibliographically approved

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