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Environmental Law: A Very Short Introduction

Elizabeth Fisher

October 2017

ISBN: 9780198794189

168 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Although environmental laws are rarely able to provide the simple solutions that people want from them, they are essential for the future of our planet. This book explores how legal responses are shaped in response to the problems facing the environment today, and the socio-political conflicts facing environmental legislation.

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Although environmental laws are rarely able to provide the simple solutions that people want from them, they are essential for the future of our planet. This book explores how legal responses are shaped in response to the problems facing the environment today, and the socio-political conflicts facing environmental legislation.

  • Discusses the nature and practice of environmental law, and explores the role of lawmakers, courts, and regulators
  • Analyses why environmental law is both a fundamental and controversial area of law, and how it operates within societies
  • Encompasses a range of different jurisdictions, considering examples from many different countries
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over eight million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Elizabeth Fisher, Professor of Environmental Law, Corpus Christi, University of Oxford

Professor Elizabeth Fisher is Professor of Environmental Law in the Faculty of Law and at Corpus Christi College, University of Oxford. She has won awards for both her teaching and her scholarship, and is General Editor of the Journal of Environmental Law.

Table of Contents

    1:Troubles
    3:The substance of environmental law
    5:Expanding legal imagination
    6:The significance of nation states
    7:Power and accountability in environmental law
    8:Ensuring the effectiveness of environmental law
    9:The many forms of environmental justice
    10:Lessons
    References
    Further Reading
    Index

Reviews

"To write shortly about complex subjects takes considerable time and even more knowledge and skill. Fisher has successfully used both to craft short, sharp and succinct stories that lucidly explain and enliven environmental law." - The Hon. Justice Brian Preston SC

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