Federalism and the Environment: Environmental Policymaking in Australia, Canada, and the United States (Hardback)
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Federalism and the Environment: Environmental Policymaking in Australia, Canada, and the United States (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 13/02/1996
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This edited volume is a comprehensive examination of the legal framework in which environmental policy is fashioned in the major English-speaking federations-the United States, Canada, and Australia. The need for national solutions to environmental problems emerged long after the largest share of governmental power was allotted to states or provinces. This volume attempts to solve the paradox of how a country can have effective laws protecting the environment, vigorously enforced, when legislative and administrative powers are divided between two tiers of government. The contributors analyze environmental lawmaking along three dimensions. Part I describes the formal constitutional allocation of powers between states or provinces and the federal government, concluding that on paper environmental protection is essentially a local responsibility, although the reality is far different. In Part II the contributors explore the extent to which governments resort to informal negotiations among themselves to resolve environmental disputes. Part III is a thorough canvassing of the judiciary's role in making environmental policy and resolving disputes between levels and branches of government. In Australia and Canada, the courts play a relatively less important role in formulating policy than in the United States. In conclusion, the work shows that the level of environmental protection is relatively high in these three federations. Environmental politics, the work suggests, may be less divisive in federations than in unitary systems with comparable levels of development.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313294303
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 524 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm


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"[A] superb comparative analysis of environmental policymaking three federal systems: Australia, Canada, and the United States....Unlike many edited volumes, Federalism and the Environment is clearly and tightly organized....Scholars and policymakers interested in understanding both the challenges posed by federalism and the opportunites it offers to coherent environmental policymaking will find Federalism and the Environment to be a most useful contribution."-Politics and the Life Sciences
" A superb comparative analysis of environmental policymaking three federal systems: Australia, Canada, and the United States....Unlike many edited volumes, Federalism and the Environment is clearly and tightly organized....Scholars and policymakers interested in understanding both the challenges posed by federalism and the opportunites it offers to coherent environmental policymaking will find Federalism and the Environment to be a most useful contribution."-Politics and the Life Sciences
?[A] superb comparative analysis of environmental policymaking three federal systems: Australia, Canada, and the United States....Unlike many edited volumes, Federalism and the Environment is clearly and tightly organized....Scholars and policymakers interested in understanding both the challenges posed by federalism and the opportunites it offers to coherent environmental policymaking will find Federalism and the Environment to be a most useful contribution.?-Politics and the Life Sciences

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