Smart Regulation: Designing Environmental Policy

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Drawing from studies in North America, Europe and Australia, the authors show how combinations of policy instruments, tailored to particular environmental goals, will produce more effective and efficient policy outcomes. They also examine how, at a time of fiscal constraint, environmental policy might still be designed in ways that improve outcomes both for the environment and for business.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198268574
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/1999
  • Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 520
  • Lexile: 1710L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil Gunningham is Director of the Australian Centre for Environmental Law, Australian National University, Canberra. In 1997 he was Visiting and Senior Fulbright Scholar at the Centre for the Study of Law and Society, University of California, Berkley. He was previously a Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation, Chicago.

Peter Grabosky is Director of Research the Australian Institute of Criminology, Canberra and a Research Fellow at the Australian Centre for Environmental Law. He was previously Russel Sage Fellow in Law and social Science, Yale Law School, Senior Research Fellow, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, and Visiting Professor, Institute of Comparative Law in Japan, Chuo University.

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Table of Contents

Part 1: Practice and Potential in Environmental Regulation
1. Introduction:- Regulation, deregulation and beyond; Building on what we've got; Towards a successful policy mix; The structure of this book; How we approached our task: assumptions, evaluation criteria and methodology
2. Instruments for Environmental Protection:- Introduction; Varieties of Regulatory Instruments
3. Parties, Roles and Interactions:- Third parties: public interest groups; Third parties: commercial; Governing at a distance; Instrument and institutional interactions; Conclusion
Part 2: Redesigning Regulation: A Sector Specific Analysis
4. The Chemical Industry:- Introduction; The chemical industry and its environmental impact; The regulatory environment and its shortcomings; Redesigning regulation: towards efficient and effective policy instruments; Towards a broader policy mix; Broader lessons; Conclusion;
5. The Agriculture Industry:- The agriculture industry and its environmental impact; Characteristics of the agriculture industry; The regulatory environment and its shortcomings; Assessing instrument options: towards efficient and effective agricultural policy; Institutional influences: the role of third parties; Design considerations; Conclusions
6. Designing Integrative Environmental Policy:- Introduction; Regulatory design processes; Regulatory design principles; Instrument Mixes; Conclusion Index

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