Decision Making in Environmental Law

Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law series

Edited by Lee Paddock, Associate Dean, Robert L. Glicksman, The George Washington University Law School and Nicholas S. Bryner, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, US

Environmental issues are at the heart of some of the most complex and consequential decisions that society must face in pursuit of a more sustainable future. They encompass the international, national, and local levels and engage all branches of government. Decision Making in Environmental Law, one of the constituent volumes in the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law, brings together some of the leading experts in the field and provides a structured overview of the various dimensions of decision making from an environmental law perspective. Topics include: the use of treaties, common law tools, rulemaking, access to information, regulatory structures, market-based and trading mechanisms, monitoring and reporting, voluntary programs and private regulation, environmental impact analysis, public engagement and environmental justice, administrative and judicial review, and the role of environmental courts and tribunals.

‘The topic of “Decision Making in Environmental Law” encompasses a vast and complex milieu of regulation, legal principles, administrative procedures and discretion. The subject matter plays out in multiple legal dimensions, including legislation and common law, private and public law, and international, federal and domestic law. Paddock, Glicksman and Bryner have brought together a veritable “Who’s Who” of leading environmental scholars to produce an excellent collection of chapters that bring order to, and provide incisive analysis of, the multi-dimensional legal landscape of modern environmental decision-making. This volume should be the first point of reference for scholars, students, members of the judiciary and regulators with an interest in the topic.’
– David Grinlinton, The University of Auckland, New Zealand and Western University, Canada

2016 512 pp Hardback 978 1 78347 839 2 £261.00 £200.00 $261.00 $290.00

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