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Environmental Law and Policy in the European Union and United States

Edited By: Randall Baker

264 pages, Figs

Praeger Publishers

Hardback | Nov 1997 | #68493 | ISBN: 0275952622
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Authorities in the fields of environmental and international law and policy, political science, environmental technology and public administration compare and contrast the ways in which the United States and the European Union handle similar environmental issues in this book. The contributors analyze the influence of culture and history on the way apparently "similar" developed democracies handle the same problems. They examine the centre-state relationship as it applies to EU member countries in contrast to states within the United States, and they look at the challenge of transboundary, international and global environmental problems, and how these relate to the still-emerging geopolitical reconfigurations involved in such structures as NAFTA and the EU. They examine how transnational resources are handled in the North American and EU contexts.


Part 1 Rationale - The Underlying Issues: The Rationale Behind This Study, Randall Baker. Part 2 The European Union and the United States - Two Systems Compared: European and American Political Decision-Making, Willem G. van Hasselt; The European Union - Evolution, Nature and Trends, B.J.S. Hoetjes. Part 3 The Role of International Law: International Environmental Law - a Stocktaking, Menno T. Kamminga; Who Do States Take on International Environmental Law Obligations - a Comparison of the United States and the Netherlands, Mary Ellen O'Connell; Transparency and Locus Standi - Instrumental or Intrinsic Values in European (Environmental) Law?, Ellen Hey. Part 4 Environmental Law and Policy: The Evolution, Operation and Future of Environmental Management in the European Union, Ernst R. Klatte; The Evolution, Operation and Future of Environmental Policy in the United States, Paul Weiland et al. Part 5 Case Studies - Air and Water Quality Management: Air Pollution Policy in the European Union, Kenneth Hanf; Air Pollution Control in the United States. A. James Barnes; Water Quality Management - the European Approach to Water Pollution Control, Carel H.V. de Villeneuve; The United States Approach to Water Pollution Control, Ralph R. Bauer; The Uneven Geography of Managing Urban Storm Water - a Comparison of Two State Programmes, Greg Lindsey; Water Pollution Control in an EU Member State - the Netherlands, Vincent W.J. van den Bergen; Transnational Dimensions to Water Management - the Great Lakes, Lynton Keith Caldwell; Waste Management - the EU Regulation of Waste - Free Circulation or Self-Sufficiency?, Ida J. Koppen; Managing the River Rhine and its Basin, Hans Wessel; Regulation of Solid and Hazardous Waste in the United States, J.B. Ruhl.

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