Environmental Assessment: The Regulation of Decision Making

Environmental Assessment: The Regulation of Decision Making

by Jane Holder

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Overview

Environmental assessment has long been a key legal instrument of environmental law. It now governs decision making in many areas relating to environmental protection: pollution control, land use, conservation, and policy making. This volume analyses the development and current state of this mechanism, drawing together the related disciplines of law, governance, and the regulation of decision making. The practice of environmental decision making is elucidated through the use of case studies of contemporary development and policy projects.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780199207589
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 07/27/2006
Pages: 400
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 6.10(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dr. Jane Holder is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Laws at University College London (UCL), where she has worked since 1992. She is Co-director of the centr of Law and the Environment and the Centre of Law and the European Union at the Faculty of Laws at UCL, and is a member of the board of the journal Social Legal Studies.

Table of Contents

Table of Cases
Table of Legislation
Acknowledgements
Preface
1. Introduction
2. Tracking Environmental Assessment
3. Prediction: Environmental Assessment as Science, Art, and Law
4. Ecologization of Governance through Environmental Assessment
5. Participation
6. Regulation of Decision Making
7. Protest
8. Standardization
9. Conclusions
Bibliography

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