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The role of water quality for local environmental policy implementation

Brockwell, Erik and Elofsson, Katarina (2020). The role of water quality for local environmental policy implementation. Journal of Environmental Planning and Management. 63 , 1001-1021
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Abstract

The objective of this study is to examine the role of surface water quality for the decisions by Swedish municipalities to adopt environmental targets and action plans, as well as allocating these decisions to a responsible authority. To this end, we assess how environmental, socioeconomic, and political factors, as well as the availability of environmental expertise, affect these municipal decisions. Questionnaire data from the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions, in combination with environmental monitoring data and official statistics, are used for the econometric analysis. Results show that: (i) municipalities with bad water quality, greater coastal length, and higher income are more inclined to adopt local policies; (ii) collaboration with interest groups increases the likelihood of adopting local policies; and (iii) municipalities with high Center Party representation tend to set responsibility for environmental policy with the municipal council board.

Authors/Creators:Brockwell, Erik and Elofsson, Katarina
Title:The role of water quality for local environmental policy implementation
Year of publishing :2020
Volume:63
Page range:1001-1021
Number of Pages:21
Publisher:Routledge
ISSN:0964-0568
Language:English
Publication Type:Journal article
Article category:Scientific peer reviewed
Version:Published version
Copyright:Creative Commons: Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0
Full Text Status:Public
Subjects:(A) Swedish standard research categories 2011 > 5 Social Sciences > 506 Political Science > Public Administration Studies
Keywords:environmental expertise, local environmental policy, logistic regression, stakeholder participation, Water Framework Directive
URN:NBN:urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-101062
Permanent URL:
http://urn.kb.se/resolve?urn=urn:nbn:se:slu:epsilon-p-101062
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Type of IDID
DOI10.1080/09640568.2019.1627187
Web of Science (WoS)000475254000001
ID Code:16845
Faculty:NJ - Fakulteten för naturresurser och jordbruksvetenskap
Department:(NL, NJ) > Dept. of Economics
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Deposited On:04 May 2020 12:12
Metadata Last Modified:04 May 2020 12:12

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