A Reader in Environmental Law

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Overview

Recent years have witnessed an increasing interest in the environment and in environmental law. This reader considers a cross-section of socio-legal work on environmental law, tracing its development over the past twenty years. It includes work from a variety of disciplines, theoretical perspectives and from an international scholarship.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198765493
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 6/28/1999
  • Series: Oxford Readings in Socio-Legal Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Bridget M. Hutter is Lecturer in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction 1
Socio-Legal Perspectives on Environmental Law: An Overview 3
Pt. I Theoretical Approaches
Economics and the Environment: A Study of Private Nuisance 51
Structural Bias in Regulatory Law Enforcement: The Case of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency 97
Pt. II Environmental Law and Science
Holes in the Ozone Layer: A Global Environmental Controversy 121
Cross-National Differences in Policy Implementation 142
Pt. III Government Regulation: Implementation and Impact
Compliance Strategy 161
The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation: Towards a Unifying Framework 189
Can Social Science Explain Organizational Noncompliance with Environmental Law? 218
Pt. IV Alternative Methods of Environmental Regulation
Regulation and In-Company Environmental Management in the Netherlands 249
Green Markets: Environmental Regulation by the Private Sector 272
Designing Smart Regulation 305
Pt. V International Environmental Law
Sleeping with an Elephant: The American Influence on Canadian Environmental Policy 337
Toward a New Conception of the Environment-Competitiveness Relationship 365
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