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Accountability in Governance: The Challenge of Implementing the Aarhus Convention in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Appearing in Volume 4, Number 3 (September, 2004) of the Journal "International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics", this article, based on the authors' experiences, analyses changing cultures of governance in EECCA countries. it examines officials' reluctance to share environmental information during the current transition period, where information may be an official's only asset. It also finds that the second pillar of Aarhus Convention - public participation - poses difficulties for officials for whom the highest praise is to be considered a professional.

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