Table of contents for Protecting our environment : lessons from the European Union / Janet R. Hunter and Zachary A. Smith.

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Chapter 1: Introduction
Importance of the Study of the Environment for Humans	1			
Overview of Europe	4
What/Who is Europe	19
Introduction to Regime Theory	21
The Process of Regime Formation	32
Improving the Effectiveness of International Environmental Regimes	38
Applicability of Regime Theory to Environmental Problems	39
Conclusion	41
Chapter 2: The Organizational Structure of the European Union
Introduction	43
History of Integration of the European Nations	43
Treaties and Acts Amending the Founding Treaties	45
Governing Structure of the European Union	52
The European Environment Agency	78
The Role of the Public in EU Policymaking	84
Conclusion	88
Chapter 3: The European Environment
Introduction	89
History of Environmental Policy Development	92
Environmental Action Programmes in the European Union	102
Summary	111
Chapter 4: Problems and Successes in European Union Environmental Policy
Introduction	113
Case Studies	116
Implementation of Environmental Regulations	142
Monitoring Effectiveness	146
Summary	148
Chapter 5: A Comparative Evaluation of the European Union and the United States
Introduction	150
The United States Environment	150
Global Warming	159
Environmental Liability	168
Hazardous Waste	179
Solid Waste	180
Soil Erosion183	
Water Pollution	184
Land-Use Planning	189
Conclusion	191
Chapter 6: Conclusions
Introduction	194
Factors Leading to Environmental Policy Success in the European Union	194
Application to International Environmental Regimes	196
Conclusion	201

Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:

Sustainable development -- European Union countries.
Environmental policy -- European Union countries.