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Environment and Law

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David WilkinsonUniversity of Keele

ISBN13: 9780415215671
ISBN: 0415215676
Published: January 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Format: Hardback
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Environmental problems such as global warming and pollution lie at the heart of the public agenda in the twenty first century. Law, as a guardian of the environment and a deterrent to those who cause environmental problems, remains undiminished, even in this post-modern age, but it is not the only means of influencing human behaviour. To be effective, environmental law must be prepared to adopt practical strategies and techniques from the fields of ethics, science, economics and politics, to further an understanding of the proper form and content of environmental law itself. Environment and Law is a concise introduction for students with little or no legal background, to the role of law in environmental protection. It initially describes and explains law and legal systems, the concept of the environment, sources of environmental law and some of the techniques used in environmental law. It then examines some of the major connections between law and the disciplines of ethics, science, economics, and politics. Some of the issues discussed are the response of environmental law to the rise in theories of environmental ethics; the role of science in the resolution of environmental law di

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Contents:
Preface, Table of Cases, Full names of Law Reports, Glossary, Introduction Chapter 1. Law and legal systems Chapter 2. Legal concepts of environment Chapter 3. Sources of environmental law Chapter 4. Principles of environmental law Chapter 5. Techniques of environmental law Chapter 6. The economics of environmental law Chapter 7. Science, law and the environment Chapter 8. Environmental ethics in law Chapter 9. Politics, law and the environment