A part of the literature on fiscal federalism over the years has dealt with environmental policy as a particular case of the supply of public goods. The central issue is the identification of criteria on how to allocate powers and functions over environmental management at different levels of government. The main stream of literature focuses on the conditions needed to establish whether pollution standards and regulatory programs should be set and designed by central or rather by local governments. This paper provides a review of the debate and explores a few potential limits of the prevailing line of enquiry.

Decentralization and the Environment

DALMAZZONE, Silvana
2006

Abstract

A part of the literature on fiscal federalism over the years has dealt with environmental policy as a particular case of the supply of public goods. The central issue is the identification of criteria on how to allocate powers and functions over environmental management at different levels of government. The main stream of literature focuses on the conditions needed to establish whether pollution standards and regulatory programs should be set and designed by central or rather by local governments. This paper provides a review of the debate and explores a few potential limits of the prevailing line of enquiry.
Handbook of Fiscal Federalism
Edward ELGAR
459
477
9781845420086
environmental federalism; decentralization; environmental policy; environmental regulation; environmental governance.
S. DALMAZZONE
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