By Roeland J. In’t Veld, Dirk Jan Kraan (auth.), D. J. Kraan, R. J. in ’t Veld (eds.)
This quantity is the results of a collective attempt made by way of its authors to cause and write approximately environmental coverage from an empirical, instead of from a prescriptive viewpoint. because the authors, like most folks, care concerning the setting and, as specialist economists or political scientists, have a few services to provide within the sector of policy-design, it was once no longer continuously effortless for them to maintain at the meant tune. while they knew that it's strange to persist with a strictly empirical process in this type of 'practical' box as environmental coverage, they found simply in the course of the attempt what sort of problems will be encountered. furthermore, they realized that it truly is occasionally essential to cause normatively on the way to seize crucial good points of empirical fact. because it seems, ethical notions can't totally be missed in political lifestyles. The predominance of homo economicus isn't absolute. We believe that the hassle has been worthwile and merits to be repeated and accelerated. it's been a really co-operative undertaking and we're very thankful to all authors for his or her willingness to give a contribution. exact gratitude we owe to Frans van Nispen and Annemarie Rima. Frans van Nispen has assisted us in each attainable method in the course of the training of this book.