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Environmental Assessment
By Jane Holder

Environmental Assessment

The Regulation of Decision Making

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Environmental Assessment by Jane Holder

Book Awards

  • Joint winner for Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship 2005.

Book Description

Environmental Assessment is an inherently interdisciplinary mechanism which is concerned with the input and quality of information about the likely effects of development upon the environment. It is a useful tool for examining aspects of the relationship between law, governance, and the regulation of decision making, which have been central to the development of environmental law. In this volume, the procedural mechanism of environmental assessment is analysed. The author argues that, notwithstanding its procedural nature, environmental assessment is highly material to the outcome of a decision. A major focus of this analysis is the enhanced role of the developer in shaping the outcome of a decision by assuming responsibility for providing information on which a decision will be based, in accordance with a broader agenda of expanding the roles and responsibilities of participants in environmental decision making. The author draws upon several contemporary projects as case studies of assessment: a global port, an offshore windfarm, a flood defence strategy, and a recreation centre. In analysing these sites of decision making from a legal perspective, the author touches upon the key determinants of environmental assessment: discretion, the significance of environmental effects, alternative options, and participatory rights. Finally, the volume looks to the future development of environmental assessment: as an avenue for protest, and, alternatively, as a standardized component of international contracts for development.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780198267720
ISBN-10: 019826772X
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 163mm x 27mm)
Pages: 398
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 11-Nov-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Current Legal Problems has long been recognised as a major reference point for current trends in legal scholarship. The continuing strength of Current Legal Problems is its representation of a broad range of legal opinion, theory, methodology, and subject matter, with an emphasis upon contemporary developments in law.

Taking Stock of Environmental Assessment by Jane Holder Taking Stock of Environmental Assessment, Hardback (August 2007)

Examining the relationship between law, environmental governance and the regulation of decision-making, this volume, both reflective and contextual in approach, uses a range of theories to explore the key features of modern environmental assessment. It also looks at the roots and state of environmental assessment in the US and Europe.

Environmental Protection Law and Policy by Jane Holder Environmental Protection Law and Policy, Paperback (July 2007)

This 2007 book explores environmental law from a range of perspectives, emphasising the policy world from which the law is drawn.

Environmental Assessment by Jane Holder Environmental Assessment, Paperback (May 2006)

Environmental assessment has long been a key legal instrument of environmental law. This volume analyses the development and the state of this mechanism, drawing together the related disciplines of law, governance, and the regulation of decision making.

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Author Biography - Jane Holder

Dr. Jane Holder is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Laws at University College London (UCL), where she has worked since 1992. She is Co-director of the centr of Law and the Environment and the Centre of Law and the European Union at the Faculty of Laws at UCL, and is a member of the board of the journal Social Legal Studies.

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