Understanding Environmental Administration and Law / Edition 3

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Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides an engaging, introductory overview of environmental policy. Author Susan J. Buck explores the process through which policy is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. This revised and expanded third edition adds case studies that help bring the subject to life and includes new material on:

  • the Bush Administration and its approach to administering environmental laws
  • the continuing evolution of environmentalism and the changing role of environmental regulation in the United States
  • the development and implementation of environmental agreements at the international level
  • the impacts and implications of globalization

Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides a framework for understanding the law as a managerial tool.

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Editorial Reviews

California Lawyer Magazine
"Those who work within or on the periphery of the environmental regulatory system will find their understanding of the system enhanced. New entrants into the field will get a guided discovery lesson on the basics."
Professor of Political Science, University of Florida - Walter A. Rosenbaum
"Among its many virtues, this is an excellent introduction to environmental law for a college audience. Understanding Environmental Administration and Law is clearly and concisely written with numerous, interesting case studies to sustain the reader's interest."
Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council - Eric A. Goldstein
"Business managers, policy analysts and students have long needed an introductory guide to environmental law and the administrative process. Now comes the second edition of Understanding Environmental Administration and Law—a logical starting point for informed public dialogue on some of the most important issues confronting our nation."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597260350
  • Publisher: Island Press
  • Publication date: 9/30/2006
  • Edition description: 3
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Susan Buck is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has written The Global Commons (Island Press, 1998), a major text in public administration, and contributed numerous articles and book chapters on environmental policy and law.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1. The American Legal System
Chapter 2. Environmentalism in the United States
Chapter 3. The Public Policy Process
Chapter 4. Legal Concepts in Environmental Law
Chapter 5. Pollution Control and Hazardous and Toxic Substances
Chapter 6. Managing Wildlife and Public Lands
Chapter 7. International Environmental Policy and Law
Finding Case Law
List of Cases

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