A Reader in Environmental Law

Paperback | March 1, 1999

EditorBridget Hutter

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Recent years have witnessed an increasing interest in the environment and in environmental law, trends which have been reflected in academic work. This reader considers a cross-section of socio-legal work on environmental law, tracing its development over the past twenty years. It includeswork from a variety of disciplines, theoretical perspectives and from an international scholarship. It aims to give a taste of the breadth and development of socio-legal approaches to one of the most important regulatory regimes in the western industrialised world the regulation of the environment.The readings encompass various legal approaches to environmental protection, alternatives to the law, and both domestic and supra-national issues. They also consider broader themes such as the interaction of law and science and the effects of criminalizing environmental offences, and indicate areaswhich future research could usefully address.

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Recent years have witnessed an increasing interest in the environment and in environmental law, trends which have been reflected in academic work. This reader considers a cross-section of socio-legal work on environmental law, tracing its development over the past twenty years. It includeswork from a variety of disciplines, theoretical...

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

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Format:PaperbackPublished:March 1, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Bridget M. Hutter: Introduction: Socio-Legal Perspectives on Environmental Law: An OverviewPart I : Theoretical Approaches1. Anthony Ogus and Genevra Richardson: Economics and the Environment: A Study of Private Nuisance2. Peter Yeager: Structural Bias in Regulatory Law Enforcement: The Case of the U.S. Environmental Protection AgencyPart II: Environmental Law and Science3. Michael S. Brown and Katherine Lyon: Holes in the Ozone Layer: A Global Environmental Controversy4. Sheila Jasanoff: Cross-National Differences in Policy ImplementationPart III : Government Regulation: Implementation and Impact5. Keith Hawkins: Compliance Strategy6. Robert Hahn: The Political Economy of Environmental Regulation: Towards a Unifying Framework7. Joseph Di Mento: Can Social Science Explain Organizational Non-Compliance with Environmental Law?Part IV : Alternative Methods of Environmental Regulation8. Marius Aalders: Regulation and In-Company Environmental Management in the Netherlands9. Peter N.Grabosky: Green Markets: Environmental Regulation by the Private Sector10. Neil Gunningham and Duncan Sinclair: Designing Smart RegulationPart V : International Environmental Law11. George Hoberg: Sleeping with an Elephant: The American Influence on Canadian Environmental Policy12. Michael E. Porter and Claas Van Der Linde: Towards a New Conception of the Environmental Competitiveness Relationship

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`Breadth of approach is reflected in the selection of the material... a series of readings which represent the development over 20 years or so of socio-legal analysis of environmental law - this itself being persuasively portrayed by Dr. Hutter in her introductory essay on the issue... thisoffering from Oxford University Press is a timely and useful bringing together of major socio-legal statements on the law. It deserves its place on academic bokshelves - and certainly on those of postgraduate students keen to broaden their initial doctrinal understanding of the law.'David J. Hughes, Environmental Law Review