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Title The law and policy of environmental federalism : a comparative analysis / edited by Kalyani Robbins
Published Cheltenham, UK : Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015
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Contents Part I. Major United States environmental statutes -- Debunking revisionist understandings of environmental cooperative federalism : collective action responses to air pollution / Robert L. Glicksman and Jessica A. Wentz -- Dynamic federalism and the Clean Water Act : completing the task / William L. Andreen -- CERCLA, federalism, and common law claims / Alexandra B. Klass and Emma Fazio -- Part II. Regulation of natural resources -- Fragmented forest federalism / Blake Hudson -- Coordinating the overlapping regulation of biodiversity and ecosystem management / Kalyani Robbins -- Evolving energy federalism : current allocations of authority and the need for inclusive governance / Hanna J. Wiseman -- Part III. Climate change and federalism -- Climate federalism, regulatory failure and reversal risks, and entrenching innovation incentives / William W. Buzbee -- The enigma of state climate change policy innovations / Kirsten H. Engel -- Cooperative federalism and adaptation / Alice Kaswan -- Part IV. Theories of diffuse regulatory power -- Reverse preemption in federal water law / Ann E. Carlson -- The cost of federalism : ecology, community, and the pragmatism of land use / Keith H. Hirokawa and Jonathan Rosenbloom -- Part V. Comparing international regimes -- The Australian experience with environmental federalism : constitutional and political perspectives / Robert Fowler -- German environmental federalism in the multilevel system of the European Union / Nathalie Behnke and Annegret Eppler -- The paradox of environmental federalism in India / Sairam Bhat -- Environmental federalism's tug of war within / Erin Ryan
Summary How should we strike a balance between the benefits of centralized and local governance, and how important is context to selecting the right policy tools? This uniquely broad overview of the field illuminates our understanding of environmental federalism and informs our policy-making future. Professor Kalyani Robbins has brought together an impressive team of leading environmental federalism scholars to provide a collection of chapters, each focused on a different regime. This review of many varied approaches, including substantial theoretical material, culminates in a comparative analysis of environmental federalism and consideration of what each system might learn from the others. The Law and Policy of Environmental Federalism includes clear descriptive portions that make it a valuable teaching resource, as well as original theory and a depth of policy analysis that will benefit scholars of federalism or environmental and natural resources law. The value of its analysis for real-world decision-making will make it a compelling read for practitioners in environmental law or fields concerned with federalism issues, including those in government or NGOs, as well as lobbyists
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from title screen (Elgaronline, viewed on October 24, 2016)
Subject Environmental law -- United States.
Environmental law.
Federal government -- United States.
Federal government.
Form Electronic book
Author Robbins, Kalyani, 1970- editor
ISBN 1783473622 (eBook)
9781783473625 (eBook)