Understanding Environmental Administration and Law, 3rd Edition

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Island Press, Mar 5, 2013 - Nature - 304 pages
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Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides an engaging, introductory overview of environmental policy. Author Susan J. Buck explores the process through which policy is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. This revised and expanded third edition adds case studies that help bring the subject to life and includes new material on:

  • the Bush Administration and its approach to administering environmental laws
  • the continuing evolution of environmentalism and the changing role of environmental regulation in the !--?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" /--United States
  • the development and implementation of environmental agreements at the international level
  • the impacts and implications of globalization

Understanding Environmental Administration and Law provides a framework for understanding the law as a managerial tool.

 

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Contents

The American Legal System
1
Environmentalism in the United States
21
The Public Policy Process
41
Legal Concepts in Environmental Law
69
Pollution Control and Hazardous and Toxic Substances
106
Managing Wildlife and Public Lands
144
International Environmental Policy and Law
190
Afterword
223
Glossary
233
Acronyms
241
List of Cases
245
Legislation
249
Bibliography
255
About the Author
267
Index
269
Copyright

Finding Case Law
229

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About the author (2013)

Susan Buck is Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of Environmental Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has written The Global Commons (Island Press, 1998), a major text in public administration, and contributed numerous articles and book chapters on environmental policy and law.

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