The Economic Dynamics Of Environmental Law

Author: David M. Driesen
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 9780262541398
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A study showing that environmentally beneficial technical innovation would be more effective than economic efficiency as the organizing principle of environmental public policy.

The Economic Dynamics Of Law

Author: David M. Driesen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107378044
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This book offers a dynamic theory of law and economics focused on change over time, aimed at avoiding significant systemic risks (like financial crises and climate disruption) and implemented through a systematic analysis of law's economic incentives and how people actually respond to them. This theory offers a new vision of law as fundamentally a macro-level enterprise establishing normative commitments and a framework for numerous private transactions, rather than as an analogue to a market transaction. It explains how neoclassical law and economics sparked decades of deregulation culminating in the 2008 financial collapse. It then shows how economic dynamic theory helps scholars and policymakers make wise choices about how to avoid future catastrophes while keeping open a robust set of economic opportunities, with individual chapters addressing the law and economics of financial regulation, contract, property, intellectual property, antitrust, national security and climate disruption.

Environmental Law Policy And Economics

Author: Nicholas Askounes Ashford
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262012383
Size: 75.87 MB
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Traces important legal, economic, and scientific developments in the environmentalfield through an examination of environmental law cases and commentaties by leading scholars,focusing on pollution prevention and control and emphasizing the evaluation, design, and use of thelaw to stimulate technological change and industrial transformation.

The Economic Dynamics Of Law

Author: David M. Driesen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107004853
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This book offers a theory of law and economics focused on change over time and aimed at avoiding systemic risks.

Economic Thought And U S Climate Change Policy

Author: David M. Driesen
Publisher: Mit Press
ISBN: 9780262541985
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Experts examine how reliance on free markets contributed to the U.S. failure to address climate change and offer recommendations for new ideas to guide policy.

Environmental Law Policy And Economics

Author: Nicholas Askounes Ashford
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262012383
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Traces important legal, economic, and scientific developments in the environmentalfield through an examination of environmental law cases and commentaties by leading scholars,focusing on pollution prevention and control and emphasizing the evaluation, design, and use of thelaw to stimulate technological change and industrial transformation.

The New Environmental Regulation

Author: Daniel J. Fiorino
Publisher: The MIT Press
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Winner, 2007 Louis Brownlow Award presented by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and 2006 Best Book in Environmental Management and Policy, American Society for Public Administration. Environmental regulation in the United States has succeeded, to a certain extent, in solving the problems it was designed to address; air, water, and land, are indisputably cleaner and in better condition than they would be without the environmental controls put in place since 1970. But Daniel Fiorino argues in The New Environmental Regulation that—given recent environmental, economic, and social changes—it is time for a new, more effective model of environmental problem solving. Fiorino provides a comprehensive but concise overview of U.S. environmental regulation—its history, its rationale, and its application—and offers recommendations for a more collaborative, flexible, and performance-based alternative. Traditional environmental regulation was based on the increasingly outdated assumption that environmental protection and business are irreversibly at odds. The new environmental regulation Fiorino describes is based on performance rather than on a narrow definition of compliance and uses such policy instruments as market incentives and performance measurement. It takes into consideration differences in the willingness and capabilities of different firms to meet their environmental obligations, and it encourages innovation by allowing regulated industries, especially the better performers, more flexibility in how they achieve environmental goals. Fiorino points to specific programs—including the 33/50 Program, innovative permitting, and the use of covenants as environmental policy instruments in the Netherlands—that have successfully pioneered these new strategies. By bringing together such a wide range of research and real world examples, Fiorino has created an invaluable resource for practitioners and scholars and an engaging text for environmental policy courses.

Institutional Dynamics

Author: Oran R. Young
Publisher: MIT Press
ISBN: 0262014386
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An analysis of patterns of change in international environmental regimes, with five case studies illustrating the patterns identified.

Social Ecological Resilience And Law

Author: Ahjond S. Garmestani
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231536356
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Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations in sustainability. For the past four decades, "resilience theory," which embraces uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has provided a robust, invaluable foundation for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to incorporate this knowledge is the key to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.