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The Limits of Law: The Public Regulation of Private Pollution (Paperback)
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The Limits of Law: The Public Regulation of Private Pollution (Paperback)

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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 27/08/1993
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This book examines the systematic constraints on US law enforcement agencies' efforts to regulate business behaviour. It looks specifically at the postwar development of laws regulating water pollution and at the Environmental Protection Agency's efforts to enforce them. The discussion traces the factors leading to legal change and analyses the ways in which the impacts of environmental laws vary from their stated purposes and goals, even under relatively favourable conditions for their enforcement. It shows how legal processes and social relations mutually constrain and shape one another as the state struggles to manage often contradictory responsibilities, in this case to encourage both economic growth and environmental welfare.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521448819
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 560 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 22 mm


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'an illuminating work for anyone concerned with the state and environmental regulation.' Political Studies
'The Limits of Law provides a well-researched, concise history of the evolution of attempts to reduce industrial pollution of US waterways from 1948 through to the 1980s.' Lettie McSpadden Wenner, American Journal of Sociology
"The discussion includes an extensive 20-page bibliography. The bibliography is particulary useful for legal scholars because the resources listed are primarily sociological in perspective and therefore not found through the use of legal periodical indexes. The audience is upper division or graduate school level. The book is recommended for academic law libraries and for libraries supporting programs or practices with an environmental or regulatory emphasis." Legal Publishing Preview
"The Limits of Law provides a well-researched, concise history of the evolution of attempts to reduce industrial pollution of U.S. waterways from 1948 through the 1980s." Lettie McSpadden Wenner, American Journal of Sociology
"In sum, Yeager chronicles the historical interplay among competing forces with insight, tenacious scholarship, and a convincing willingness to confront complexity and contradictions. His book is always clear, informed, and fair. It is frequently graceful." David Ermann, Contemporary Sociology

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