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What are the difficulties in the formation processes of resource and environmental policy? Little is known about specific characteristics of environmental policy formation and its history. This introduction traces origins and evolution of environmental policy formation by focusing on the state’s role and the time order. All the chapters on policy formation in this book examine the situation from a “path dependence” perspective and clarify problems associated with diffused authority and its integration within the government agencies concerned with the environmental policy. As such, the expert contributors bring about new insights on how the concept of “environment” and environmental policies evolved and the way this “latecomer” public policy gave effects to a conflicting mechanism between the development and environment both in developed and developing countries.