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Environmental law : text, cases, and materials

Author: Elizabeth Fisher; Bettina Lange; Eloise Scotford
Publisher: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, [2013]
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This title offers a compact and complete resource for students, featuring extracts from leading cases and articles alongside clear explanations and insightful analysis from an experienced author team. This unique approach places environmental law in context, enabling you to develop a clear and sophisticated understanding of this dynamic area.
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Genre/Form: Casebooks
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Fisher; Bettina Lange; Eloise Scotford
ISBN: 9780199270880 0199270880
OCLC Number: 823552273
Description: lxxii, 1087 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. I BASICS --
Brief Word About Our Approach --
1. What Is Environmental Law? --
1. Challenges in Defining Environmental Law --
1.1. Descriptive Definition --
1.2. Purposive Definition --
1.3. Jurisprudential Definition --
1.4. Why do Definitions Matter? --
2. Challenges of Practising and Studying Environmental Law --
3. How to Structure Environmental Law Inquiry --
4. Conclusion --
2. Understanding Environmental Problems --
1. Why an Understanding of Environmental Problems is Important for Understanding Environmental Law --
2. Systemic Complexity of Environmental Problems --
2.1. Collective Nature of Environmental Problems --
2.2. Crossing Boundaries --
2.3. Systemic Complexity and Environmental Law --
3. Environmental Knowledge: Nature and Limits --
3.1. Defining Environmental Knowledge --
3.2. Science and Regulatory Science --
3.3. Economics and Cost-Benefit Analysis --
3.4. Limits of Knowledge --
3.5. Environmental Knowledge and Environmental Law --
4. Environmental Values and the Socio-Political Dimension of Environmental Problems --
4.1. Values and Environmental Philosophy --
4.2. Environmentalism and Environmental Discourse --
4.3. Environmental Values and Environmental Law --
5. Role of the State --
5.1. Why does the State have a Role in Addressing Environmental Problems? --
5.2. Controversial Role of the State --
5.3. Role of the State and Environmental Law --
6. Role of Law --
7. Conclusion --
pt. II CHARTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LANDSCAPE I --
LEGAL CULTURES --
Introduction --
1. Why Such an Overview? --
2. Understanding and Appreciating Legal Culture --
3. Relationship between UK, EU, and International Legal Cultures --
4. Conclusion --
3. Environmental Law In The Legal Culture Of The United Kingdom --
1. Historical and Theoretical Roots of UK Environmental Law --
1.1. UK Environmental Thought --
1.2. Relationship Between Environmental Thought and Environmental Law --
1.3. Historical Roots of English Environmental Law --
2. Nature of UK Environmental Law --
2.1. Legislation and Delegated Legislation --
2.2. Private Law, Statutory Remedies, and Offences --
2.3. Policy Style --
2.4. Enforcement Style --
3. Institutional Landscape of UK Environmental Law --
3.1. DEFRA and Other Central Government Departments --
3.2. Local Government --
3.3. Devolution --
3.4. Environment Agency and Other Specialist Institutions --
3.5. Accountability of Institutions: A Note --
4. 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 --
2.1. Descriptive Definition --
2.2. Purposive Definition --
2.3. Jurisprudential Definition --
2.4. Moving Forward --
3. European Union Competence in Relation to Environmental Protection --
3.1. Articles 191-193 and Article 114 TFEU --
3.2. Case Law on Competence in Relation to Environmental Problems --
3.3. Subsidiarity --
4. Implementation and Enforcement --
4.1. Implementing EU Environmental Law --
4.2. Some Thoughts on Harmonization --
4.3. Non-Implementation Problem and Modes of Enforcement --
5. Ability of Member States to Take Unilateral Environmental Protection Measures --
5.1. Unilateral Member State Environmental Action: Where the EU has Acted --
5.2. Unilateral Member State Environmental Action: Where the EU has not Acted --
6. Legitimacy and the Development of EU Administrative Law --
7. Conclusion --
5. International Environmental Law --
1. Defining International Environmental Law --
2. Public International Law --
2.1. Public International Law and its Sources --
2.2. State Sovereignty --
2.3. Fragmentation --
2.4. International Law Theory --
3. History and Subject Matter of International Environmental Law --
3.1. History of International Environmental Law --
3.2. Environmental Protection Regimes --
3.3. Sustainable Development --
3.4. International Law Regimes that Govern Environmental Problems Indirectly --
4. Nature of International Environmental Law --
4.1. Treaties --
4.2. Customary International Law and General Principles --
4.3. Soft Law --
5. Institutions and International Environmental Law --
5.1. Institutional Arrangements of International Environmental Law --
5.2. Dispute Settlement --
6. Implementation of International Environmental Law --
6.1. Implementation General Perspectives --
6.2. Legal Authority of International Environmental Law in UK and EU Law --
7. Conclusion --
pt. III CHARTING THE ENVIRONMENTAL LAW LANDSCAPE II --
BASIC LEGAL CONCEPTS --
Introduction --
1. Developing Legal Definitions of the `Environment' --
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 --
2.1. Concepts of Property --
2.2. Private Property Rights --
2.3. Commons --
3. Tort Law --
3.1. Private Nuisance --
3.2. Public Nuisance --
3.3. Rule in Rylands v Fletcher --
3.4. Negligence --
4. Contract Law --
5. Company Law --
6. Private Law and its Complex Relationship with Environmental Problems and Environmental Law --
6.1. Private Law as the Status Quo --
6.2. Limits of Private Law --
6.3. Private Law Litigation and Environmental Protection --
6.4. Interrelationship between Private Law and (Public Law) Regulation --
6.5. Impact of Environmental Law on Private Law and Private Ordering --
7. Conclusion --
7. Public Law --
1. Public Law: A Brief Overview --
1.1. Constitutional Law --
1.2. Administrative Law --
1.3. EU and International Dimensions --
1.4. Complexities of UK Public Law --
2. Challenges of Environmental Law for Administrative Law --
2.1. Nature of Interests in Environmental Problems --
2.2. Information and Expertise --
2.3. Public Participation and Consultation --
2.4. Aarhus Convention --
3. Regulating the Administrative Process --
3.1. Accessing Information: Environmental Information Regulations 2004 --
3.2. Regulating the Use and Analysis of Information in Environmental Decision-Making --
3.3. Public Participation --
3.4. Other (Non-Judicial) Accountability Mechanisms --
4. Judicial Review --
4.1. Judicial Review: A General Overview --
4.2. Judicial Review: Conceptual and Theoretical Aspects --
4.3. Examples of Grounds of Review in Environmental Law Cases --
5. Human Rights Act 1998 --
6. Note about EU Administrative Law --
7. Conclusion --
8. Criminal Liability --
1. Why Criminalize Behaviour that Harms the Environment? --
1.1. Moral Ambiguity of Environmental Crime --
2. How to Criminalize Environmentally Damaging Behaviour? --
2.1. Regulatory vs Criminal Offences --
2.2. Strict Liability Offences and Corporate Liability --
3. Environmental Criminal `Law in Action' --
3.1. Why is Criminal Prosecution a Last Resort Option? --
3.2. Civil rather than Criminal Sanctions --
3.3. Environmental Civil Sanctions Regime --
4. Transnationalizing Environmental Protection through Criminal Law --
4.1. Limited EU Harmonization of Environmental Crime --
5. Conclusion --
9. Statutory Liabilities And Remedies --
1. Legislating for Liability and Other Remedies --
2. Statutory Nuisance --
2.1. Statutory Nuisance: The Concept and its History --
2.2. Abatement Notices --
2.3. Section 82 --
Private Prosecution --
2.4. Appeals and Defences --
3. Environmental Liability Directive --
3.1. History and Nature of the Directive --
3.2. Environmental Liability Directive and CJEU --
3.3. Environmental Damage (Prevention and Remediation) Regulations 2009 --
4. Other Statutory Liability Schemes --
5. Conclusion --
10. 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 --
2.1. Some Background on Procedure --
2.2. Aarhus Convention --
Article 9 --
2.3. Aarhus Convention and Substantive EU Environmental Law --
2.4. England and Wales --
2.5. Article 9 and EU Institutions --
3. Arguments for a Specialist Environmental Court --
3.1. General Debate over the Role of Environmental Courts and Tribunals --
3.2. Environmental Courts in Other Jurisdictions --
3.3. Debate over a Specialist Environmental Court in the UK --
4. Conclusion --
11. Principle And Policy --
1. Environmental Principles --
1.1. What are Environmental Principles? --
1.2. Why are Environmental Principles so Popular in Environmental Law? --
1.3. Legal Roles of Environmental Principles in EU Law --
1.4. Legal Roles of Environmental Principles in UK Law --
2. Environmental Policy --
2.1. High-Level Governmental Environmental Policy: Legal Effects --
2.2. Legal Constraints on High-Level Environmental Policy --
2.3. Policy Relevant to Environmental Regimes: Legal Construction and Effects --
2.4. Conclusions --
12. Regulatory Strategy --
1. Regulatory Strategy: An Overview --
1.1. Types of Regulatory Strategies --
1.2. Why Regulate? --
1.3. Dangers of Thinking Instrumentally about Regulation --
2. Shaping Regulatory Strategies: Sustainable Development and `Better Regulation' --
2.1. EU --
2.2. UK --
3. Communicative and Spatial Dimensions of Environmental Regulatory Strategy --
3.1. Systems Theory's Take on Limits to Communicating Environmental Regulatory Objectives --
3.2. Emotional Aspects of Communicating Environmental Regulatory Strategy --
3.3. Regulatory Space Analysis and Environmental Regulatory Strategy
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