Holder Jane — Environmental Assessment: The Regulation of Decision Making, 2006 год

Май 1st, 2012 / Автор статьи: admin
Environmental Assessment: The Regulation of Decision Making - Holder Jane

Oxford University Press / —
— Theoretically and historically informed analysis of an increasingly important legal mechanism
— Case studies illustrate practice and purpose of using environmental assessment
— Broad coverage of topics including land use, pollution control, habitat protection, and policy making
— Was a runner up for the Society of Legal Scholars Peter Birks’ Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship
Environmental Assessment is an inherently interdisciplinary mechanism which is concerned with the input and quality of information about the likely effects of development upon the environment. It is a useful tool for examining aspects of the relationship between law, governance, and the regulation of decision making, which have been central to the development of environmental law. In this volume, the procedural mechanism of environmental assessment is analysed. The author argues that, notwithstanding its procedural nature, environmental assessment is highly material to the outcome of a decision. A major focus of this analysis is the enhanced role of the developer in shaping the outcome of a decision by assuming responsibility for providing information on which a decision will be based, in accordance with a broader agenda of expanding the roles and responsibilities of participants in environmental decision making.
The author draws upon several contemporary projects as case studies of assessment: a global port, an offshore windfarm, a flood defence strategy, and a recreation centre. In analysing these sites of decision making from a legal perspective, the author touches upon the key determinants of environmental assessment: discretion, the significance of environmental effects, alternative options, and participatory rights. Finally, the volume looks to the future development of environmental assessment: as an avenue for protest, and, alternatively, as a standardized component of international contracts for development.

ISBN: 9780199207589
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Holder Jane — Current Legal Problems 2005: Vol. 58, 2006 год

Сентябрь 1st, 2011 / Автор статьи: admin
Current Legal Problems 2005: Vol. 58 - Holder Jane

Oxford University Press / —
— In keeping with the established reputation of this annual publication, it features leading academic figures including past and current OUP authors Conor Gearty, Ralph Wilde, Reinhard Zimmermann, Mark Freedland, and Catherine Redgewell
— Topics covered include Analytical Jurisprudence, Medical and Family Ethics, Private Law, Public International law, Human Rights, EU Law, Labour Law, and Biotechnology
The 58th volume of Current Legal Problems, like its predecessors, explores a wide variety of issues. The contributions range across Analytical Jurisprudence, Constitutional Law, Medical and Family Ethics, International Law, EU Law, Military Detention, English Criminal Law, Terrorism, Democracy, Human Rights, Civil Liberties, Media Expression, Feminism, Economic Theory, Corporate Law, Competition Regulation, Labour Law, Biotechnology, and Biodiversity.
Amongst the contributors to this volume are Daniel Farber, Conor Gearty, Ralph Wilde, Edwin Cameron, Jonathan Rogers, Robin Morse, Jo Bridgeman, Linda Mulcahy, Alison Diduck, Jo Shaw, James Penner, Vivienne Brown, John Armour, Reinhard Zimmermann, Michael Spence, Mark Freedland, and Catherine Redgewell. A companion volume containing the proceedings of UCL’s annual inter-disciplinary colloquium is published each year under the umbrella title Current Legal Issues.

ISBN: 9780199285396
твердый переплет, 580 стр.
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