Environmental Law (Text, Cases and Materials)

Environmental Law (Text, Cases and Materials)

  • Environmental Law (Text, Cases and Materials)

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With a unique combination of extracts and author discussion, this new title in the popular Text, Cases, and Materials series provides a comprehensive and contemporary approach to environmental law.
Drawing on a broad range of experience, the authors consider aspects of English, UK, EU, and international law and present an impressive selection of extracts from cases, legislation, articles, and public policy documents, enabling you to develop a sophisticated and contextualized understanding of this expansive subject. Extracts are supported by insightful author analysis and commentary, helping you to understand essential legal points while developing your own analytical skills.
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Contents
PART I THE BASIS
A Brief Word About Our Approach
1.   WHAT IS ENVIRONMENTAL LAW?
1  Challenges in Defining Environmental law
2  The Challenges of Practising and Studying Environmental Law
3  How to Structure Environmental Law Inquiry
4  Conclusion
2.   UNDERSTANDING ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS
1  Why Understanding of Environmental Problem is Important for
    Understanding Environmental Law
2  The Systemic Complexity of Environmental Problems
3  Environmental Knowledge: Nature and Limits
4  Environmental Values and the Socio-Political Dimension of Environmental Problems
5  The Role of the State
6  The Role of Law
7  Conclusion                                                                   
PART II CHARTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LANDSCAPE I-LEGAL CULTURES
Introduction
1  Why Such an Overview?
2  Understanding and Appreciating Legal Culture
3  The Relationship between UK, EU, and International Legal Cultures
4  Conclusion
3.   ENVIRONMENTAL LAW IN THE LEGAL CULTURE OF THE UNITED KINGDOM
1  The Historical and Theoretical Roots of UK Environmental Law
2  The Nature of UK Environmental Law
3  The Institutional Landscape of UK Environmental Law
4  The Impact of EU Environmental Law
5 Conclusion
4.   EUROPEAN UNION ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
1  Some Comments on European Union Legal Culture
2  EU Environmental Law: A Range of Definitions
3  European Union Competence in Relation to Environmental Protection
4  Implementation and Enforcement
5  Ability of Member States to Take Unilateral Environmental Protection Measures
6  Legitimacy and the Development of EU Administrative Law
7  Conclusion
5.   INTERNATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL LAW
1  Defining International Environmental Law
2  Public International Law
3  The History and Subject Matter of International Environmental Law
4  The Nature of International Environmental Law
5  Institutions and International Environmental Law
6  Implementation of International Environmental Law
7  Conclusion
PART III CHARTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LANDSCAPE II -BASIC LEGAL CONCEPTS
Introduction
1  Developing Legal Definitions of the’ Environment law
2  Rights and Remedies
3  Factoring Environmental Concerns into Decision-Making
4  Conclusion
6.   PRIVATE LAW
1  Private Law and Environmental Law: Some General Points
2  Property Law
3  Tort Law
4  Contract Law
5  Company Law
6  Private Law and its Complex Relationship with Environmental Problems and Environmental Law
7  Conclusion
7.   PUBLIC LAW
1  Public Law: A Brief Overview
2  The Challenges of Environmental Law for Administrative Law
3  Regulating the Administrative Process
4  Judicial Review
5  The Human Rights Act 1998
6  A Note about EU Administrative Law
7  Conclusion
8.   CRIMINAL LIABILITY
1  Why Criminalize Behaviour that Harms the Environment? 1.
2  How to Criminalize Environmentally Damaging Behaviour?
3  Environmental Criminal 'Law in Action"
4  Transnationalizing Environmental Protection through Criminal Law
5  Conclusion
9.   STATUTORY LIABILITIES AND REMEDIES
1  Legislating for Liability and Other Remedies
2  Statutory Nuisance
3  The Environmental Liability Directive
4  Other Statutory Liability Schemes
5  Conclusion
10.  THE ROLE OF THE COURTS
1  What are Courts and Tribunals? And why are they Important in Environmental Law?
2  Access to Justice and Environmental Law
3 Arguments for a Specialist Environmental Court
4 Conclusion
11.  PRINCIPLE AND POLICY
1  Environmental Principles
2  Environmental Policy
12.  REGULATORY STRATEGY
1  Regulatory Strategy: An Overview
2  Shaping Regulatory Strategies: Sustainable Development and 'Better Regulation'
3  The Communicative and Spatial Dimensions of Environmental Regulatory Strategy
4  The Limits of an Instrumental Perspective of Regulatory Strategy:
    The Difficult Search for 'Effective' Regulatory Tools
5  Conclusion
13.  GOVERNANCE
1  Environmental Governance
2  The Frontiers of New Environmental Governance: Experiments and Transnationalism
3  Rethinking Accountability and Legitimacy in Environmental Governance
4  The Governance Turn in Environmental Law: Questioning
    Industrial Modernity?
5  Conclusion
PARTIV POLLUTION CONTROL
Introduction
1  What is Pollution? ! 
2  The Development of Pollution Control Law
3  Environmental Permitting in England and Wales: Administrative Integration of
    Pollution Control Regimes
4  Pollution Control Law and Environmental Law
5  Conclusion
14.  WATER POLLUTION  
1  A Holistic Approach to Water Quality, and Challenges in Developing such an Approach
2  Governing through River Basins: The EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC)
3  Environmental Permitting of Water Discharge and Groundwater Activities in England and Wales
4  The Regulation of Drinking Water and Water Quantity
5  Conclusion
15.  AIR POLLUTION AND CLIMATE CHANGE
1  Overarching Themes
2  Ambient Air Quality: Local and Transboundary Air Pollution
3  Climate Change
4  Conclusion
16.  WASTE REGULATION
1  The Waste Problem: Defining Waste
2  EU Waste Regulation Framework
3  Waste Regulation in UK/English Law
4  Conclusion
17.  INTEGRATED POLLUTION CONTROL
1  The History of IPC as an Environmental Policy Idea   
2  EU and UK Integrated Pollution Control
3  The Nature of Environmental Legal Obligations under IPC
4  Conclusion
PARTY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW, ENVIRONMENTAL PROBLEMS, AND LAND
Introduction
1 Environmental Regulation and Rights to Land—Legal Culture Across
   Private and Public Law Spheres
2 Governing Land Management
3 A Word on Devolution
4 Conclusion
18.  PLANNING LAW
1  Planning: A Conceptual Overview and History
2  The Legal Framework for Planning: A Very Brief Sketch
3  Central Government Policy and Local Development Frameworks
4  Development and Applying for Planning Permission
5  The Planning Application Determination Process: What is Relevant for a
    Decision-Maker to Consider?
6  Enforcement, Appeals, and Judicial Review
7 Conclusion
19. ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT ASSESSMENT
1  Environmental Impact Assessment: An Overview
2  The Historical Development of El A
3  The Environmental Assessment Directive in the EU
4  The CJEU and the Directive
5  EIA in England
6  The EA Directive in the English Courts
7  Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)
8  Conclusion
20.  NATURE CONSERVATION
1  Nature Conservation as an Environmental Problem
2  Nature Conservation Law—The Big Picture
3  Sites of Special Scientific Interest
4  EU Law: SPAs and SACs
5  A Note on Reform
6  Conclusions
21.  THE LAW RELATING TO LAND CONTAMINATION
1  Land Contamination: An Overview
2  Land Contamination: A Legal Overview
3  Land Contamination and the Planning System
4  Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 in Further Detail
5  Reflections
6  Conclusion
22. GENETICALLY MODIFIED ORGANISMS
1  Public Policy Controversies Giving Rise to GMO Regulation
2  International Law and GMOs
3  Core Elements of the EU Legal Framework for the Authorization ofGMOs
4  The UK Legal Framework for Agricultural GMOs
5  Conclusion
Index
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Author Details
Dr Elizabeth Fisher : Reader in Environmental Law, Faculty of Law and Corpus
                                   Christi College, University of Oxford
Dr Bettina Lange   :  University Lecturer in Law and  Regulation, Centre for Socio-Legal
                                    Studies and Wolfson College, University of Oxford
Dr Eloise Scorford :  Lecturer in Law, King'd College London
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