McEldowney, Environmental Law 1e
This book is clearly written and is accessible to all those who have an interest in studying environmental law, whether they are law students or from other disciplines. It takes a detailed look at environmental law from its early beginnings to the present day and beyond, and does so in an engaging and interesting style. It is a thoroughly useful book, and will prove to be of great use to all students of environmental law.
Simon Sneddon, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Northampton
The authors present a new approach to explaining the breadth of EU environmental law, one which is both an engaging and critical reading of the subject.
Tilak Ginige, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Law, Bournemouth University
For anyone needing a navigation aid through the Environmental Law maze, this book is an excellent starting point. The authors explain clearly and concisely the key environmental challenges, analysing and surveying the intricacies of what to count as an 'environmental problem' and what the appropriate legal response to it is.
William Howarth, University of Kent
Environmental Law is an exciting new textbook that explores all areas of the law relating to the environment in context. Legal principles and key cases are discussed alongside historical, social and economic influences, an approach which is particularly important at a time when environmental issues are making their way up the global political agenda. As well as providing a comprehensive introduction to environmental law the authors introduce key scientific and technical considerations, in a clear and accessible style, in order to give a student new to the subject a full picture of environmental law as it stands in the 21st century.
Key areas of development, such as human rights and carbon trading, are included alongside more traditional areas of environmental law, such as planning and air pollution. A number of in-chapter features encourage critical thinking and aid understanding:
- Case studies focus on a particular event or environmental issue and give you a chance to look in-depth at how environmental law behaves in the real world.
- Law in Context boxes emphasise the interplay of law and competing or influential agendas including politics, economics and science. Examples include the BSE Crisis and the Chernoybl Disaster
- Chapter conclusions stress the key points of each chapter, ensuring that youve understood everything that has been covered
- Annotated further reading provides a good basis for further study or research.
The book provides a critical perspective that encourages you to analyse environmental law and consider how effective law and regulation are in protecting the environment.
John McEldowney is Professor of Law at Warwick School of Law, and has taught environmental law and public law.
Sharron McEldowney is Principal Lecturer in the School of Life Sciences at the University of Westminster and has taught environmental law.