Environmental Protection Efforts Under Communism And Democracy: Public Involvement and Political Influence
Comparative Economic Studies, 2001, vol. 43, issue 2, 35-58
Limited enforcement of environmental protection laws and minimal public involvement in the formerly communist countries of Eastern and Central Europe were potentially two major contributing factors to the large-scale environmental degradation that these countries have experienced. The rise of democracy in these countries has possibly prompted greater public involvement, leading to increased enforcement. This paper studies both of these possibilities by examining the enforcement of water protection laws and public involvement in this process for the Czech Republic from 1988 to 1992, which spans the communist and democratic periods. Additionally, it explores the possibility that economic entities wielded greater political influence on enforcement decisions under communism. Comparative Economic Studies (2001) 43, 35–58. doi:10.1057/ces.2001.7
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ces/journal/v43/n2/pdf/ces20017a.pdf Link to full text PDF (application/pdf)
http://www.palgrave-journals.com/ces/journal/v43/n2/full/ces20017a.html Link to full text HTML (text/html)
Access to full text is restricted to subscribers.
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:pal:compes:v:43:y:2001:i:2:p:35-58
Ordering information: This journal article can be ordered from
http://www.springer. ... cs/journal/41294/PS2
Access Statistics for this article
Comparative Economic Studies is currently edited by Nauro Campos
More articles in Comparative Economic Studies from Palgrave Macmillan, Association for Comparative Economic Studies Contact information at EDIRC.
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Sonal Shukla () and Springer Nature Abstracting and Indexing ().