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Environmental Law and Economics
Theory and Practice

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  • Publication planned for: November 2019
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  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781108454292

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  • In Environmental Law and Economics, Michael G. Faure and Roy A. Partain provide a detailed overview of the law-and-economics methodology developed and employed by environmental lawyers and policymakers. The authors demonstrate how this approach can transcend political divisions in the context of international environmental law, environmental criminal law, and the property rights approach to environmental law. Private law solutions and public regulatory approaches are also explored, including traditional command-and-control and market-based forms of regulation. The book not only shows how the law-and-economics framework can be used to protect the environment, but also to examine deeper questions involving environmental federalism and the effectiveness of environmental law in developing economies. In clear, digestible prose that does not require readers to possess a background in microeconomics or mathematics, the authors introduce the theory and practice of environmental law and economics that have been so critical in the creation of robust environmental policy.

    • Explains theory supporting environmental law and economics in a way that is accessible to all readers
    • Utilizes real-life, case-based discussions and covers a wide range of environmental, wildlife, and climate change law topics
    • Provides examination of the results and successes of legal experiments to demonstrate how effective environmental law and economics has proven to be
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: November 2019
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781108454292
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 mm
    • contains: 1 table
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2019
  • Table of Contents

    1. Introduction
    2. Environmental harm and efficiency
    3. Property rights approach to environmental law
    4. Environmental standard setting
    5. Principles of environmental law and environmental economics
    6. Pricing environmental harm
    7. Market-based instruments
    8. Liability rules
    9. Environmental regulation
    10. Environmental crime
    11. Insurance for environmental damage
    12. Compensation for environmental damage
    13. Environmental federalism
    14. The role of environmental law in developing countries
    15. Epilogue.

  • Authors

    Michael G. Faure, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam
    Michael G. Faure is Professor of Comparative Law and Economics at the School of Law, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, and Professor of International and Comparative Environmental Law at Universiteit Maastricht. He is also Academic Director of the Maastricht European Institute for Transnational Legal Research (METRO), the Ius Commune Research School, and the European Doctorate in Law and Economics (EDLE) programme. He is an attorney at the Antwerp Bar and publishes in the areas of environmental criminal law, tort and insurance and economic analysis of accident law.

    Roy A. Partain, University of Aberdeen
    Roy A. Partain is Chair and Professor of Commercial Law and Sustainability at the University of Aberdeen, as well as director of the Ph.D. in Law program and several LL.M. and LL.B. programs. His research explores the nexus between commercial law and sustainable development, including the liability issues arising from emergent and innovative technologies. He is a Member of the State Bar of Texas. He has advised and worked on research projects underwritten by ministries and research institutions in East Asia.

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