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Environmental Law and Policy in India: Cases, Materials and Statutes.


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ISBN 10: 0195661737 / ISBN 13: 9780195661736
Published by Oxford University Press., New Delhi., 2002
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xxxviii + 837pp, table of cases, appendices, index, paperback, remainder mark on lower edge. "Environmental law and policy in India affects almost all sections of society. Those most deeply affected by it are the poor. Displaced and dispossessed by deforestation and despoliation of natural resources, they are the first victims of poor sanitation, polluted air, contaminated water, and scarce wood for fuel and fodder. This edition of Environmental Law and Policy retains the familiar analytical structure of the first edition and includes all major developments since then. It focuses on Indian environmental law, policy, problems and needs with the comprehensiveness of an American law case book compiles all the leading cases in environmental law in India with concise extracts of landmark judgements and policy documents provides discussions on projects which could potentially degrade the environment contains new sections devoted to wildlife, noise pollution, common property resources and tribal communities, environmental impact assessment, coastal regulations, transnational environmental policy and international environmental law identifies and analyses emerging conflicts in Indian environmental jurisprudence with a focus on environmental justice The volume is interlaced with notes, comments and questions intended to encourage critical thinking amongst lawyers and law students. This updated edition will prove invaluable for students, academics, lawyers, activists and NGOs." (Publisher's description). Bookseller Inventory # 67721

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Title: Environmental Law and Policy in India: Cases...

Publisher: Oxford University Press., New Delhi.

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: Second Edition..

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Every facet of the Indian society is affected by the environmental laws and policies in the country, the most greatly affected being the poor. This section of society is exposed to the effects of deforestation, depletion of natural resources, and building of dams, which results in contaminated water, polluted air, poor sanitation, and scarcity of wood. This book is the second edition of the classic first edition, and now comprises clear-cut insights into landmark judgments as well as policy documents, that pertain to the environmental law and policy in the country.

In total, there are 15 chapters in this book. Some chapters include International Environmental Law and Global Issues, Regulation of Hazardous Substances, Judicial Remedies and Procedures, Environmental Policy in India, and The Bhopal Gas Leak Case. Each portion of this text comprises notes, comments, and questions that stretch the reader s thinking capability. It consists of all leading cases in environmental law in the country, with the extensiveness of an American law case text.

At the end of this book, the authors have included appendices that cover the Air Act, the Environmental Act, the Forest Act, and the Water Act. The readers are also given insights into several rules and regulations pertaining to noise, the environment, and the seacoast. This second edition of Environmental Law and Policy in India: Cases, Materials and Statutes is a must-have for all law students.

About the Author:

Shyam Divan is an Advocate in the Bombay High Court and an author.

Divan currently serves as an Advocate at the Bombay High Court.

Armin Rosencranz is an author and professor.

Apart from this book, Rosencranz has written Economic Approaches For A Green India, Lawyers In The House Of Commons, and Climate Change Science And Policy.

Rosencranz completed his A.B. in Politics from Princeton University and then went on to obtain his J.D. from the Stanford Law School. He finished his Master s and Doctoral degrees in Political Science from Stanford University. Rosencranz was presented the Phi Beta Kappa Distinguished Teaching Award, and the Teacher of the Year Award by the Associated Students of Stanford University. He currently serves as a Consulting Professor of International Relations at Stanford University, where he teaches Energy and Climate.

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