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Transnational Environmental Regulation and Governance
Purpose, Strategies and Principles

  • Date Published: November 2018
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108415743


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  • A large and growing proportion of contemporary environmental regulation is transnational, which means that it is impossible to understand environmental governance without a firm grasp of the nature of transnational environmental regulation (TER). In this illuminating work, Veerle Heyvaert offers readers a comprehensive discussion of TER, including analysis of international environmental agreements, regional and EU regulation, private environmental regulation, and governance networks, arguing that TER is highly diverse but sufficiently cohesive to allow the identification of shared characteristics that establish TER as a model of regulation. The book uncovers the key features of TER, and analyses the various intentions of TER regulators, TER's governance principles and compliance strategies, using a newly developed activity-based methodology for regulatory analysis. This book should be read by anyone seeking to understand the strengths and weaknesses of transnational environmental governance and its contribution to sustainability.

    • Discusses key features of environmental regulation across a broad range of different environmental policy areas
    • Enables readers to understand and think critically about a form of regulation that is becoming increasingly prominent in society
    • Illustrates the value of interdisciplinary scholarship to understand environmental regulation
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    'Environmental regulation is now best viewed as transnational in scale and scope. Heyvaert's book breaks important new ground for understanding the processes and their implications.' Gregory Shaffer, University of California, Irvine School of Law and editor of Transnational Legal Ordering and State Change

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    Product details

    • Date Published: November 2018
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108415743
    • length: 312 pages
    • dimensions: 234 x 157 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.57kg
    • contains: 1 b/w illus. 4 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    1. The transformation of environmental regulation
    2. The concept of transnational environmental regulation
    3. Why regulate beyond the state?
    4. Strategies for environmental regulation: the recursive activities of regulation
    5. The activity-based model for TER strategies illustrated in five easy pieces
    6. The transformation of environmental regulatory strategies
    7. Transnational environmental regulation and the challenge to law
    8. Legal principles for transnational environmental regulation
    9. Environmental regulation transformed.

  • Author

    Veerle Heyvaert, London School of Economics and Political Science
    Veerle Heyvaert is Associate Professor of Law at the London School of Economics, and co-Founding Editor-in-Chief of the journal Transnational Environmental Law. She teaches and publishes extensively on transnational regulation, environmental law, and EU law. She has an LL.M. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. from the European University Institute, Florence. She has been in legal practice at Akin, Gump (Brussels) and has held various academic fellowships at the United Nations, the University of Oxford, and Colombo (Sri Lanka).

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