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Main Title Environmental assessment : the regulation of decision making /
Author Holder, Jane.
Publisher Oxford University Press,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 52991300
ISBN 9780198267720; 019826772X; 9780199207589; 0199207585
Subjects Environmental impact analysis--Law and legislation--Great Britain ; Droit de l'environnement ; Gestion de l'environnement ; Evaluation de l'environnement ; Etudes de cas ; Royaume-Uni ; Environmental law--Great Britain
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EHBM  KD3372.H65 2004 CEMM/ACESD Library/Narragansett,RI 05/28/2019
EJBM  KD3372.H64 2004 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/29/2005
Collation xxv, 371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Notes
"In this book the procedural mechanism of environmental assessment is analysed. The author argues that notwithstanding is procedural nature, environmental assessment is highly material to the outcome of a decision. A major focus of this analysis is the enhanced role of the developer in shaping the outcome of a decision by assuming responsibility for providing information on which a decision will be based, in accordance with a broader agenda of expanding the roles and responsibilities of participants in environmental decision making." "The author draws upon several contemporary projects as case studies of assessment: a global port, an offshore windfarm, a flood defence strategy, policy and decision making in the European Commission, and a tourist development. In analysing these sites of decision making from a legal perspective, the author focusses upon the key determinants of environmental assessment discretion, the significance of environmental effects, alternative options, and participatory rights. Finally, the book looks to the future development of environmental assessment as an avenue for protest and, alternatively, as an expression of human rights concerns in environmental law."--Jacket.