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Policy instruments in environmental law, edited by Kenneth R. Richards (professor, O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Indiana University, US) and Josephine van Zeben (professor and chair, Law Group, Wageningen University, the Netherlands) - (e-book)

"Governments have at their disposal a broad range of policy instruments that they may use to influence behaviour and pursue environmental policy goals. This volume of the Elgar Encyclopedia of Environmental Law is a comprehensive guide to these environmental policy instruments, examining their characteristics, applications, strengths and limitations, as well as giving an overview of the most significant issues related to their adoption and effectiveness. With entries written by leading international scholars, this incisive volume provides insight into the cross-cutting issues that are common to discussions of such policy instruments, including the legal bases for their use, how instruments can be compared for costs, distributional questions, and monitoring and enforcement. Contributions also explore hybrids and blends of policy instruments and explain the relationships between them, using case studies and examples from around the world, as well as providing succinct summaries of the substantial literature in the field. Students and scholars in environmental law will find this volume to be an invaluable resource, for both its solid theoretical foundations and its analysis of undertreated issues in the field. Its discussion of how and why each policy tool might be used is particularly relevant for policymakers and practitioners"--, Provided by publisher
Table of contents
Contents: Foreword to the encyclopedia foreword to volume viii Introduction to volume viii: Instruments for environmental policy / Kenneth R. Richards and Josephine Van Zeben -- Part 1. General issues in environmental policy instruments -- 1. Governmental environmental action: Legal bases and restraints / Josephine Van Zeben -- 2. Beyond compliance costs: Comparing the total costs of alternative regulatory instruments / Daniel H. Cole and Peter Z. Grossman -- 3. Public and private interactions in global environmental governance / Orr Karassin and Oren Perez -- 4. Distributional concerns in environmental policy instruments / Suryapratim Roy -- 5. Monitoring, enforcement, and the choice of environmental policy instruments / Mark A. Cohen and Jay P. Shimshack -- 6. Designing public participation in the policy process: A critical review of procedural instrument theory / Michael Howlett and Ishani Mukherjee -- 7. Politics and policy instrument choice / Richard C. Feiock and Hongtao Yi -- 8. Behavioural instruments in environmental regulation / Arden Rowell -- 9. Transaction costs considerations in instrument choice, design and implementation / Laura M.J. McCann -- Part 2. Examining the environmental policy instruments -- 10. The range of policy instruments / Kenneth R. Richards -- instruments to change behavior -- 11. Explaining the persistence of 'command-and-control' in us environmental law / Daniel H. Cole -- 12. Environmental taxes / Janet E. Milne -- 13. Prices versus quantities / Shi-Ling Hsu -- 14. Subsidies and the environment / Tracey M. Roberts -- 15. Public and private procurement in environmental governance / Sarah E. Light and Eric W. Orts -- 16. The role of tort law in environmental and public health governance / Adam D.K. Abelkop -- 17. Property rights / Bruce Huber -- 18. Emissions trading: Design, diffusion and drawbacks / Edwin Woerdman -- instruments to create and disseminate information -- 19. Patents as environmental policy instruments / Carlos M. Correa -- 20. Management-based regulation / Cary Coglianese and Shana Starobin -- 21. Mandated information - reporting Bradley C. Karkkainen instrument mixes, hybrids, and blends -- 22. Environmental offset programmes / Kenneth R. Richards -- 23. Regulatory pluralism and regulatory mix / Neil Gunningham and Darren Sinclair -- 24. Voluntary environmental agreements / Stephanie Hayes Richards and Kenneth R. Richards -- 25. Deposit-refunds / Hilary Sigman -- international issues in policy instruments -- 26. Linking of climate change policies / Stefan E. Weishaar -- 27. Environmental protection through legal acts and instruments by the European Union / Nicolas de Sadeleer -- Index
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1 online resource (464 pages).
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