Environmental Law

Environmental Law : Text, Cases & Materials

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Environmental Law: Text, Cases, and Materials has been designed to provide students with everything they need to approach the subject with confidence. Experts in the area, the authors combine clear and insightful commentary with carefully chosen extracts from UK and international sources to offer students a well-rounded view of the subject area.

Covering a broad range of topics, the authors introduce discussion on controversies and debates and encourage readers to engage in critical reflection by posing regular discussion questions throughout the text. Further reading suggestions point students towards useful resources, guiding their independent research.

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This book is also accompanied by online updates collated by the authors, helping students to stay well-informed.
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  • Paperback | 888 pages
  • 190 x 247 x 42mm | 1,476g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0198811071
  • 9780198811077
  • 628,813

Table of contents

Part I: The Basics1. What is environmental law?2. Understanding environmental problemsPart II: Legal Themes and Concepts3. Private law4. Public law5. Criminal liability6. Statutory liabilities and remedies7. Courts8. Principle and policy9. Regulatory strategyPart III: Legal Cultures10. Environmental law in the legal culture of the United Kingdom11. European Union environmental law12. International environmental lawPart IV: Pollution Control13. Pollution control permitting14. Integrated pollution control15. Water pollution16. Waste regulation17. Air quality law18. Climate change lawPart V: Environmental Law and Environmental Protection19. Planning law20. Environmental impact assessment21. Nature conservation
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This book is a great resource drawing on an excellent breadth of source material. Prof Karen Morrow, Professor of Environmental Law, Swansea University
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It offers students an excellent basis for further research. * Dr Aleksandra Cavoski, Senior Lecturer, University of Birmingham * Rich in case studies illustrating applications of the law. * Dr Kirsten Davies, Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School, Macquarie University * This book is a great resource drawing on an excellent breadth of source material. * Prof Karen Morrow, Professor of Environmental Law, Swansea University *
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About Elizabeth Fisher

Elizabeth Fisher is a Professor of Environmental Law at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford and is General Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law. She has written widely on environmental law and was shortlisted for the OUP Law Teacher of the Year Award in 2011 and won the SLS Peter Birks Book Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship in 2008.


Bettina Lange is an Associate Professor of Law and Regulation at the University of Oxford. Bettina has written widely on socio-legal aspects of environmental regulation. She teaches courses on environmental law, socio-legal research methods, and regulation.


Eloise Scotford is a Professor of Environmental Law at UCL and member of UCL's Centre of Law and the Environment. She is Analysis Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law and Associate Member of Landmark Chambers. She writes widely on environmental law and actively researches the legal treatment of environmental principles, air quality law, climate change governance, waste law, and legislative and adjudicative processes as they relate to the environment.
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