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Under socialism, Poland suffered tremendous environmental devastation. After socialism, Poland's environmental performance has improved remarkably. This book explains that system-specific institutions of socialism undermined environmental protection by creating regulatory conflicts of interest that led the Party/state to soften budget and law constraints on polluters. Those problems have diminished in post-Communist Poland as socialist legal, political and economic institutions have been replaced by liberal-democratic institutions and competitive markets. The analysis carries important implications for an institutional theory of environmental protection.

Publication Date

1998

Publisher

St. Martin's Press

City

New York, NY

Keywords

Environmental Law-Poland, Environmental Policy-Poland

Disciplines

Comparative and Foreign Law | Environmental Law | Law

Comments

Originally published, 1998, Macmillan and St. Martin’s Press. Republished, 2015, under Creative Commons License.

Instituting Environmental Protection: From Red to Green in Poland

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