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Governing the Sustainable Development

Gouverner le développement durable

Evolution of Environmental Administrations in Europe and United States

Les évolutions des administrations de l'environnement en Europe et aux États-Unis

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Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012 by Elsa Zotian

Summary

In 2007 a new French “Ministry for sustainable development” was created, a "super Ministry" which houses the functions of the former Ministries of Environment, Energy, Housing, and Transport under one single roof. This merger applies to all levels of government, with the creation of large regional services for sustainable development. This mode of reform does not seem to be specific to the French case. At first glance, it echoes the concerns for more coordination and integration which have been already observed in several other countries including Germany and the United Kingdom. This workshop aims to compare different national situations regarding environmental administrations and their impact on public policies.

Announcement

In 2007 a new French “Ministry for sustainable development” was created, a "super Ministry" which houses the functions of the former Ministries of Environment, Energy, Housing, and Transport under one single roof. This merger applies to all levels of government, with the creation of large regional services for sustainable development. This mode of reform does not seem to be specific to the French case. At first glance, it echoes the concerns for more coordination and integration which have been already observed in several other countries including Germany and the United Kingdom. This workshop aims to compare different national situations regarding environmental administrations and their impact on public policies.

Programm

  • 9 h 15 / Introduction and welcome
    Philippe Bézès (CNRS-CSO, F)

Morning session

Chairman : Calliope Spanou (University of Athens, G)
  • 9 h 30/ Andrew Jordan (University of East Anglia, UK)
    The government of environment and sustainability in the UK: leading in or being led by Europe?
  • 10 h 30/ Falk Ebinger (Ruhr Universität Bochum, D)
    Between Decentralization, Politicization and Professionalism. Environmental Administrations in Germany at a crossroad
  • 11 h 30/ Jean-Pierre Le Bourhis (CNRS-CURAPP, F)
    Task force or Super Ministry? Institutional models and transformations of environmental administration in France
12 h 45/ Lunch buffet

Afternoon session

Chairman : Florence Faucher (CNRS-CEE, F)
  • 14 h 30/ Rüdiger K. Wurzel (University of Hull, UK)
    The European Union’s complex environmental policy-making system: Core institutional actors and their evolving roles and functions
  • 15 h 30/ Marc A. Eisner (Wesleyan University, USA)
    Environmental Protection in the United States: Fragmentation, Rigidity, and the Problems of Institutional Design
  • Conclusion and prospects
  • 16 h 45/ Peter Knoepfel (Institut des Hautes Etudes en Administration Publique, CH)

This workshop is supported by the city of Paris and by the French National Research Agency (ANR). Project MUTORG-ADMI ANR 08-GOUV-040 (2009-2012).

Free entrance
Registration : claude.pompey@ivry.inra.fr

Places

  • 56 rue des Saints Pères (Sciences Po, salle Goguel)
    Paris, France

Date(s)

  • Friday, September 21, 2012

Keywords

  • administration, développement durable, réforme, environnement

Contact(s)

  • Laure Bonnaud
    courriel : laure [dot] bonnaud [at] ivry [dot] inra [dot] fr

Information source

  • Laure Bonnaud
    courriel : laure [dot] bonnaud [at] ivry [dot] inra [dot] fr

To cite this announcement

« Governing the Sustainable Development », Study days, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, September 11, 2012, https://calenda.org/209554

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