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Regulating Pollution

A UK and EC Perspective

By: Christopher J Hilson
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Published: 26-05-2000
Format: Hardback
Edition: 1st
Extent: 288
ISBN: 9781841130941
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Dimensions: 234 x 156 mm
RRP : £60.00
 

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About Regulating Pollution

This book aims to provide a comprehensive picture of UK and EC pollution regulation. Although written by a lawyer,it adopts an interdisciplinary approach to regulation, which seeks to move beyond the sociological and economic frameworks within which pollution regulation has typically been analysed in the UK. The UK and EC regulatory systems are examined within the context of 'regulatory federalism'. The aim of this is to explore how and why regulatory decisions concerning pollution are taken at different levels of a federal regulatory hierarchy.



The book begins with a discussion of the essentials of pollution regulation, including traditional economic justifications for regulation and non-economic ones based on environmental ethics. It goes on to examine subsidiarity and the appropriate level for regulation – a particularly topical issue in the light of recent devolution within the UK. Models of regulatory decision-making are then addressed, comparing the rigours of 'ecologism' with the cost-benefit based alternative of 'economism' and the more participatory style of 'republicanism'. Other chapters include a comparison of the various regulatory techniques in terms of the values of accountability, equality, certainty, efficiency and effectiveness, and an examination of regulatory enforcement, covering issues such as accountability for enforcement decisions, corporate liability, strict liability and a critical analysis of the so-called 'co-operative' approach.





CONTENTS



1 Regulatory Essentials

2 Privatisation, Liberalisation and Deregulation

3 Choosing the Level: Regulation and Federalism

4 The Institutional Legitimacy of Pollution Regulation

5 Deciding Regulatory Goals

6 Regulatory Techniques

7 Enforcement I: Enforcing National Command-and-control

8 Enforcement II: Enforcing EC Regulation, and Alternative Instruments

9 Pollution Regulation and Growth

Table Of Contents

1. Regulatory Essentials
2. Privatisation, Liberalisation and Deregulation
3. Choosing the Level: Regulation and Federalism
4. The Institutional Legitimacy of Pollution Regulation
5. Deciding Regulatory Goals
6. Regulatory Techniques
7. Enforcement I: Enforcing National Command-and-control
8. Enforcement II: Enforcing EC Regulation, and Alternative Instruments
9. Pollution Regulation and Growth

Reviews

“The breadth of reading is impressive, as was the mastery of many of the arguments of the academic literature and the clarity of the presentation.” –  Damian Chalmers, Public Law

“A thorough review of methods for delegating state control, he makes it clear that different theories target different ends and processes. Hilsons review of the issues will be useful.” –  Joel D. Wolfe, British Politics Group Newsletter

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