Bern, Berlin, Frankfurt/M., New York, Paris, Wien, 1998. 367 pp., num. tabl.
Contents: In which ways do domestic actors in the Netherlands and Switzerland deal with environmental problems of a transborder
and international nature? How and to which degree are actors willing to adopt applications of precaution and sustainability
in order to take action under uncertain conditions? Strict legislation vs. negotiation and contractual agreements? Dutch and
Swiss story lines and programmes of sustainable strategies in clean air, climate, transportation, and energy policy. Collaboration
in federal systems, «voluntary» agreements (covenants) between state authorities and target groups, and the role of NGOs.