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Civil Society Impact on the European Union Climate Change Policy 
by Selma Şekercioğlu
Published: 1 January 2018

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“In today’s world climate change has come to a point where national, regional and global actors are forced to re-make or re-design their policies in order to reduce the negative influences of this phenomenon. The European Union (EU) is no exception to these actors that are in need of making new arrangements on climate change. In this book I intended to evaluate the transition in the EU’s energy related climate policies; the changing roles of the Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) and the European institutions. In fact, lobbying taking place at the CSOs level is and must be directly linked with the role of the EU institutions whilst evaluating the new approaches of the EU on climate change matters. More specifically, Brussels based CSOs are particularly important whilst analysing their access to the decision-making mechanisms of the EU as well as the pressure mechanisms they impose on the EU-level policy changes. Readers will see that there is hard evidence that CSOs has some influence on the EU’s energy related climate change policy decisions. Particularly the interviews conducted in this work places this book apart from the rest of the literature. I hope all readers will find this work on the influence of the EU-wide civil society organizations on climate policies of the Union of their interest and appealing.”

CONTENT

  • Acknowledgements
  • About the Author
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • Chapter One: Conceptual framework
  • Chapter Two: The evolution of EU environmental policy and the role of the institutions
  • Chapter Three: The evolution of the European Union climate change policy and organizations
  • Chapter Four: The influence capacity of the EU wide civil society organizations within the Union
  • Conclusion
  • References
  • Index

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Dr Selma Şekercioğlu is a lecturer at Nişantaşı University in Istanbul, Turkey. Şekercioğlu received her PhD in Political Science and International Relations from Istanbul University. She completed an MA in EU Politics and International Relations at Marmara University and BA in International Relations at Istanbul University. Her research focuses on the EU acquis on renewable energy and climate change politics, non-governmental organizations’s relations with the EU and decision-making processes.

Product Details:

ISBN: 9781910781586
Publisher: Transnational Press London
Published: 1 January 2018
Language: English
Pages: 216
Binding: Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink: Black & white
Weight (approx.): 0.37 kg
Dimensions (approx.): 15.6cm wide x 23.39cm tall

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