Policy Selection and Diffusion Theory

In IRES Vol.7 No.1
Volume (Issue): Vol.7, No.1,Chapter2
Peer-reviewed Article
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This chapter discusses how and why environmental policies have changed over time, both internationally and in the developing world. It provides an overview of policy diffusion and policy integration. The main policy paradigms and principles, policy instruments, selection criteria and methods of making environmental policy choices, and factors influencing policy transfers are examined. It is a part of the series of papers in this special issue of the International Review for Environmental Strategies (IRES), which together constitute a report of a recent research project carried out by the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) and several partner institutes to extract lessons for policymakers from the Good Practices database of IGES’s Research on Innovative and Strategic Policy Optios (RISPO I).


International Review for Environmental Strategies: Best Practice on Environmental Policy in Asia and the Pacific