Environmental Principles and Policies

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The book Environmental Principles and Policies: An Interdisciplinary Introduction, written by Professor Sharon Beder, examines six key environmental and social principles that have been incorporated into international treaties and national laws. It uses them to evaluate the new wave of economic-based and market-based policy instruments that are currently being introduced in many nations.



* 1 Six principles

* 2 Interdisciplinary approach

* 3 The author

* 4 See also

* 5 References

* 6 Bibliography

* 7 External links

[edit] Six principles

The six principles discussed in the book are:

* the sustainability principle

* the polluter pays principle

* the precautionary principle

* the equity principle

* human rights principles

* the participation principle[1]

[edit] Interdisciplinary approach

This book differs from other texts on environmental policy-making as a result of its critical and interdisciplinary approach. Rather than merely setting out policies in a descriptive or prescriptive way, it analyses and evaluates policy options from a variety of perspectives. This enables students and general readers not only to gain a thorough grasp of important principles and current policies, but also to be able to apply the principles and critically evaluate them.[1]

[edit] The author

Professor Beder was included in a list of "Australia's most influential engineers", published by Engineers Australia in 2004. She was also included in Bulletin Magazine's "Smart 100" in 2003, and received the World Technology Award for Ethics in 2001.

[edit] See also

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* Sustainable development

* Environmental policy

* List of Australian environmental books

[edit] References

1. ^ a b Environmental Principles and Policies

[edit] Bibliography

* Beder, Sharon (2006). Environmental Principles and Policies: An...