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Environmental Policy & Planning

  • Renewable Energy Law in the EUby M. Peeters; T. Schomerus

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    This timely book examines the role played by regional authorities in the EU in the transition towards renewable energy. Drawing on both academia and practice, the expert contributors explore some of the key legal questions that have emerged along the energy transition path. Specific attention is paid to support mechanisms, administrative procedures... more...

  • Water and the Lawby M. Kidd; L. Feris; T. Murombo; A. Iza

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    Water and the Law examines the critical relationship between law and the management of water resources in the context of ensuring environmental sustainability. It highlights the central importance of integrated water resources management and cooperation in achieving sustainability. The book considers two broad themes: how law can contribute to the... more...

  • Scientists, Experts, and Civic Engagementby Amy E. Lesen

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2015; US$ 104.95

    How do scientists, scholars, and other experts engage with the general public and with the communities affected by their work or residing in their sites of study? Where are the fine lines between public scholarship, civic engagement, and activism? Must academics 'give back' once they collect data and publish results? In this volume, authors... more...

  • The Costs and Benefits of Environmental Regulationby I. A. Moosa; V. Ramiah

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2015; US$ 40.00

    The Costs and Benefits of Environmental Regulation presents a thorough investigation into environmental regulation, its economic and financial effects and the associated costs and benefits. A variety of issues, pertaining to regulation in general and environmental regulation in particular, are examined. These issues include the theories of regulation... more...

  • Governance for Urban Sustainability and Resilienceby J. van der Heijden

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Cities, and the built environment more broadly, are key in the global response to climate change. This groundbreaking book seeks to understand what governance tools are best suited for achieving cities that are less harmful to the natural environment, are less dependent on finite resources, and can better withstand human-made hazards and climate risks. more...

  • Understanding Energy and Energy Policyby Timothy F. Braun; Lisa M. Glidden

    Zed Books 2014; US$ 34.95

    A unique and essential book for non-scientists who need to understand international energy policy. more...

  • The Politics of River Basin Organisationsby D. Huitema; S. Meijerink

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2014; US$ 40.00

    Can River Basin Organisations (RBOs) actually improve water governance? RBOs are frequently layered on top of existing governmental organisations, which are often reluctant to share their power. This, in turn, can affect their performance. The Politics of River Basin Organisations addresses this issue by exploring the subject on a global level. more...

  • Wind Power Politics and Policyby Scott Valentine

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 74.99

    The wind power development policy community faces a conundrum. On the one hand, as the most commercially viable form of utility-scale renewable energy, the wind power industry has experienced in excess of ten-fold growth in total installed capacity over the past decade. On the other hand, installed wind power capacity still accounts for less than 2%... more...

  • Fukushima and Beyondby Christopher Hubbard

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2014; US$ 109.95

    In light of the Fukushima-Daiichi nuclear accident of 2011 the prospect of including or excluding nuclear power in a low-carbon twenty-first century world is now increasingly critical. It is in this emerging scenario and context that this book presents a full suite of historical, contemporary and projected data. Its use of complementary and comparative... more...

  • Allocating the Earth: A Distributional Framework for Protecting Capabilities in Environmental Law and Policyby Breena Holland

    Oxford University Press 2014; US$ 79.99

    This book advances a new distributional framework to guide the evaluation and design of environmental policies. Drawing on capabilities theory, especially as articulated in Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach to justice, the book proposes that environmental policies should aim to secure the basic capabilities that make it possible for people... more...