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Environmental Law


By: Stuart Bell(Author), Donald McGillivray(Author), Ole W Pedersen(Author)

788 pages, b/w illustrations, tables

Oxford University Press

Paperback | May 2013 | Edition: 8 | #203289 | ISBN-13: 9780199583805
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About this book

Trusted by generations of students and academics alike, Donald McGillivray and Ole Pedersen provide a welcome update of this leading environmental law textbook. The 8th edition continues to provide broad and comprehensive coverage of the key topics taught on most environmental law courses, explaining the subject in its social and political context and considering both UK and international perspectives.

Known for its clear structure and systematic approach, topics are considered by theme and by sector, allowing more experienced readers to explore the intricacies of the subject while also providing a logical introduction for those new to environmental law or without a legal background.

A clear and easy-to-understand writing style helps ensure readers are informed yet not overwhelmed, while useful diagrams and tables help to explain complex points. The new edition also features chapter summaries, information boxes, and self-test questions to help draw out key points and consolidate your learning in preparation for assessments and further research.

This replaces the 7th edition of Environment Law.

Reviews from previous editions:

"Environmental Law is an essential resource for me and my students. It can be relied upon to provide clear, concise and relevant detail in sufficient depth. It's not too simple or too complicated."
– Nigel Toft, Senior Lecturer in Law, London Metropolitan University

"Clearly explains the issues relating to different topics and the reasons behind the law in a way that both law and non-law students are able to comprehend."
– Tilak Ginige, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, Bournemouth University

"An extremely comprehensive introduction to environmental policy including the EU framework directives. It is clearly written from a legal perspective but easily accessible to non-lawyers."
– George Hutchinson, Professor of Environmental Economics, Queen's University Belfast

"Bell & McGillivray deliver unfailingly a reliable, detailed but easy to understand text covering environmental law. It is the first point of call for academics and students alike."
– Hazel Nash, Lecturer in Environmental Law, University of Sussex


Part I. Introductory themes
1: What is environmental law? A brief introduction
2: History and challenges
3: Values, principles, rights, justice, and environmental law
4: Sources of environmental law
5: The administration of environmental law and policy

Part II. Integrated themes
6: International law and environmental protection
7: The European Union and the environment
8: The regulation of environmental protection
9: Environmental crime and enforcement
10: Public participation
11: Private law and environmental protection

Part III. Sectoral coverage
12: Town and country planning
13: Environmental assessment
14: Environmental permitting and IPPC
15: Climate change, ozone depletion, and air quality
16: Contaminated land
17: Water pollution and water quality
18: Waste management
19: The conservation of nature

Online chapters:
Landscape management
Local controls and remedies
Disposal of waste to sewers

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Stuart Bell is Professor of Law at the University of York and Head of York Law School. Donald McGillivray is Reader in Law at the University of Sussex. Ole Pedersen is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Newcastle University.

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