Environmental Policy Evaluation Within a Social Context: The Necessity of Synthesis

Climis A. Davos

DOI: 10.2190/UKEL-M8DD-P3H9-TWJY


The interdependencies between environmental policies and policies for almost all the rest of society's concerns are receiving a growing recognition. Nevertheless, current evaluation of environmental policies fail to satisfactorily account for these interdependencies. The major reason is that presently applied evaluation approaches practice analysis instead of synthesis. This paper elaborates on the consequences of applying analysis, the need for attempting synthesis, and the principles that must govern synthesis in environmental policy evaluation.

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