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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 Those problems have diminished in post-Communist Poland as socialist legal, political and economic institutions have been replaced by liberal-democratic institutions and competitive markets.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.
St. Martin's Press
New York, NY
Environmental Law-Poland, Environmental Policy-Poland
Comparative and Foreign Law | Environmental Law | Law
Cole, Daniel H., "Instituting Environmental Protection: From Red to Green in Poland" (1998). Books by Maurer Faculty. 153.