Environmental Democratisation: Assessing the Impact of Democratisation on Environmental Capacity in South and Southeastern Europe

  title={Environmental Democratisation: Assessing the Impact of Democratisation on Environmental Capacity in South and Southeastern Europe},
  author={Thomas V. O'brien},
  journal={Political Studies},
  pages={589 - 607}
Although a relationship between established democratic political systems and environmental capacity has been described, the impact of the democratisation process on environmental capacity is not clear. The aim of this article is to determine the effect of both prior regime type and mode of transition on environmental capacity, through consideration of the cases of Bulgaria, Portugal, Romania and Spain. In addition, the importance of the European Union (EU) as an external actor shaping… Expand
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