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Environment and Law

1st Edition

By David Wilkinson


336 pages

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This textbook provides a concise introduction for students with little or no legal background, to the role of law in environmental protection. It describes and explains law and legal systems, the concept of the environment, sources of environmental law and some of the techniques used in environmental law. Interdisciplinary in approach, the book explores some of the major connections between law and the disciplines of ethics, science, economics and politics.

Environment and Law offers a greater understanding of international and national environmental law and has case-studies from all over the world, including examples from UK, US and Australian law.


'There will be many academics - not just academic lawyers - who will welcome this volume as a means of introducing students to a range of issues and not just at the undergraduate level.' - Environmental Law and Management

'An excellent introduction to the subject … the style, content and approach to Environment and Law is very effective … it is highly recommended to everyone with an interest in environmental protection and enhancement.' - Environment Law Foundation Newsletter

About the Author

David Wilkinson is a Lecturer in Environmental Law at Keele University.

About the Series

Routledge Introductions to Environment: Environment and Society Texts

This series introduces core topics for environmental study and presents unparalleled interdisciplinary perspectives on issues of environmental concern. Focusing on human-environmental interrelationships, these concise, engaging, user-friendly texts respond particularly well to the demands of modular learning. Each text in the series features:

  • summaries of key concepts and contextual introductions to each topic
  • uniform, attractive, series design
  • informative diagrams illustrating key concepts and issues
  • annotated reading lists and end of chapter questions
  • lively global case-studies boxed throughout the text.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Earth Sciences / Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography