Deciding how to decide on agri-environmental schemes: the political economy of subsidiarity, decentralisation and participation in the European Union

  title={Deciding how to decide on agri-environmental schemes: the political economy of subsidiarity, decentralisation and participation in the European Union},
  author={V. Beckmann and J{\"o}rg Eggers and E. Mettepenningen},
  journal={Journal of Environmental Planning and Management},
  pages={689 - 716}
Since 1992 the provision of agri-environmental schemes (AESs) has been obligatory for member states of the European Union. However, decisions concerning the actual design of schemes and measures are left to member states who have to integrate this policy within their administrative structures and to comply with the general rules laid down in the EU rural development regulations. Over time, the respective council regulations have increasingly encouraged member states to design agri-environmental… Expand
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