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DOI 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.11.016
Licence creative commons licence
Title (Primary) Why does pesticide pollution in water persist?
Author Hüesker, F.; Lepenies, R.
Source Titel Environmental Science & Policy
Year 2022
Department UPOL
Volume 128
Page From 185
Page To 193
Language englisch
Topic T5 Future Landscapes
Keywords Pesticides; Chemicals; Governance; Micropollutants; Lock-ins; Water; Transformation
Abstract Why is hazardous pesticide pollution of water bodies in the EU not effectively limited by state regulation? Using the conceptual framework of unsustainable lock-ins by Karen Seto et al., we show that there are various “pesticide lock-ins” in Europe. We draw on semi-standardized interviews with decision-makers in the field of pesticide politics to formulate six lock-ins that describe how state actors fail to tackle this global environmental challenge. We outline infrastructural, institutional and behavioural lock-ins that are self-stabilizing and can be moved only through tremendous resources, time, or extraordinary windows of opportunity.
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Hüesker, F., Lepenies, R. (2022):
Why does pesticide pollution in water persist?
Environ. Sci. Policy 128 , 185 - 193 10.1016/j.envsci.2021.11.016