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Governing the Air: The Dynamics of Science, Policy, and Citizen Interaction

Rolf Lidskog and Goran Sundqvist


This book looks at the regulation of air pollution not as a static procedure of enactment and agreement but as a dynamic process that reflects the shifting interrelationships of science, policy, and citizens. Taking transboundary air pollution in Europe as its empirical focus, it assesses the particular regulation strategies that have evolved to govern European air and offers theoretical insights into dynamics of social order, political negotiation, and scientific practices. These dynamics are of pivotal concern today, in light of emerging international governance problems related to climate c ... More

Keywords: Air pollution, social order, political negotiation, climate change, environmental governance, institutional dimensions, CLRTAP, European Union, case studies

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Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780262016506
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: August 2013 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262016506.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rolf Lidskog, editor

Goran Sundqvist, editor

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1 Transboundary Air Pollution Policy in Transition

Rolf Lidskog, and Göran Sundqvist

I Policy and Institutions

II Expertise and Learning

III Citizens and Involvement

10 Framing Air Pollution and Health Problems: How to Include Stakeholder Perspectives?

Arthur Petersen, Leendert van Bree, and Willemijn Tuinstra

11 Governance of Air Quality and Stakeholder Engagement: Lessons and Experience from International Cases

John Forrester, Kevin Hicks, Johan Kuylenstierna, Julie Simon, Carolyn Snell, Michael J. Chadwick, Dieter Schwela, and Lisa Emberson

IV Environmental Governance and Research

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