Environmental Protection, Law and Policy: Text and Materials / Edition 2by Jane Holder, Maria Lee
Pub. Date: 07/19/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This 2007 book examines environmental law from a range of perspectives, emphasising the policy world from which environmental law is drawn and nourished. Those working within the discipline of environmental law need to engage with concepts and methods employed by disciplines other than law. The authors analyse the ways in which legal activities are supported and
This 2007 book examines environmental law from a range of perspectives, emphasising the policy world from which environmental law is drawn and nourished. Those working within the discipline of environmental law need to engage with concepts and methods employed by disciplines other than law. The authors analyse the ways in which legal activities are supported and legitimated by work in traditional scientific or technical domains, as well as by certain more obscure but also influential cultural or philosophical assumptions. A range of regulatory techniques is explored in this book, through a close examination of both pollution control and land use. The highly complex nature of current environmental problems, demanding sophisticated and responsive legal controls, is illustrated by several in-depth case studies, including legal and policy analysis of the highly contested issues of genetically modified organisms and renewable energy projects.
Table of Contents
Part I. Introduction: 1. Environmental law in context; 2. Genetically modified organisms: introducing a dilemma; 3. Public participation in environmental decision making; Part II. EU Context: 4. The development and state of EU law; 5. Multi-level decision making: the EU and GMOs; Part III. International Context: 6. Sustainable development: quality of life and the future; 7. 'Globalisation' and international trade; Part IV. Mechanisms of Regulation I - Pollution Control: 8. The institutional architecture of pollution control; 9. Licensing as a regulatory technique: the example of integrated pollution prevention and control; 10. Enforcement and implementation of direct regulation; 11. Regulatory techniques beyond licensing; Part V. Mechanisms of Regulation II - Land Use: 12. Historical context of land use and development controls; 13. Planning and environmental protection; 14. Environmental assessment; 15. Nature conservation and biodiversity: the technique of designation; 16. Nature conservation and biodiversity: beyond designation; 17. Wind farm development and environmental conflicts.
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