Finding Solutions for Environmental Conflicts

Power and Negotiation

New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series

Edward Christie, Barrister and Mediator, Queensland Bar, Australia, formerly, Associate Professor (Applied Ecology) Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Griffith University, Australia and formerly, Environmental Member, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, Commonwealth of Australia

The book has been written to meet the requirements of any environmental professional – lawyer, scientist, engineer, planner – who directly, or indirectly, may be involved in development or planning conflicts when the environment is an issue. For the lawyer, this book, with its focus on understanding and integrating unifying legal principles and scientific concepts, consolidates opportunities for assessing and resolving environmental conflicts by negotiation.

‘Edward Christie’s Finding Solutions for Environmental Conflicts does more than just analyze the processes through which environmental conflicts can be resolved. The text takes its readers through the basic principles of the environmental decision-making process and explains how litigation, in addition to alternative dispute resolution techniques such as negotiation, can be used to address environmental problems. What makes Christie’s text unique is that it helps readers to understand the legal system of not only the United States, but of the United Kingdom and Australia as well, providing readers with a broad sense of the interactions of law and environmental decision-making processes in other common law nations.’
– Frances Kabat, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal

‘Overall, Christie’s text provides readers with a very thorough understanding of the legal and ADR processes which can be used to resolve environmental disputes. Christie introduces readers to key concepts in ADR such as BATNA analysis and explains how this analysis can be applied to shed light on different aspects of the conflict resolution process. This text also provides readers with a strong understanding of legal mechanisms that need to be considered during the conflict resolution process. Christie’s treatment of environmental conflict resolution goes beyond most texts on environmental conflict resolution because he provides readers with an understanding of the legal processes affecting environmental conflict resolution in the United Kingdom and Australia. This perspective helps readers understand the truly global nature of environmental conflict and the different strategies that can be employed to resolve these conflicts.’
– Frances Kabat, Buffalo Environmental Law Journal

‘If this book is read, and its contents are heeded, as widely as is justified, then the days of the application of traditional dispute-resolution procedures to environmental disputes should be over in the 21st century.’
– From the foreword by Justice Peter R.A. Gray

2010 360 pp Paperback 978 1 84980 024 2 £46.00 £36.80 $72.00 $57.60
2008 360 pp Hardback 978 1 84720 070 9 £111.00 £99.90 $165.00 $148.50

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