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