Environmental principles and policies: an interdisciplinary introduction

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Earthscan, 2006 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Environmental Principles and Policies uses environmental and social principles to analyse the latest wave of economic-based and market-orientated environmental policies currently being adopted around the world. This book provides an in-depth examination of six key principles that have been incorporated into international treaties and the national laws of many countries:* ecological sustainability* the polluter pays principle* the precautionary principle* equity* human rights* public participationThese principles are then used to evaluate a range of policies including pollution charges, emissions, trading, water markets, biodiversity banks and tradable fishing rights.Environmental Principles and Policies is easily accessible, using non-technical language throughout, and - in what sets it apart from other books on environmental policy-making - it takes a critical and interdisciplinary approach. It does not set out policies in a descriptive or prescriptive way, but analyses and evaluates policy options from a variety of perspectives. This enables readers to gain a thorough grasp of important principles and current policies, as well as demonstrating how principles can be used to critically assess environmental policies.

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INTRODUCTION
1
ENVIRONMENTAL
11
Sustainability in the 1980s
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Sharon Beder is a professional engineer who researches and teaches environmental politics and is professor in the School of Social Sciences, Media and Communication at the University of Wollongong, Australia. She is an award-winning author of several successful books including Free Market Missionaries, Suiting Themselves, Global Spin, Power Play and Selling the Work Ethic.

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