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Green Federalism : Experiences and Practices

  • Size: 180 mm x 240 mm
  • Pages: 222
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English

Book Details

Environmental federalism is “the study of the normative and positive consequences of the shared role of national and sub-national units of government in controlling environmental problems” (Shobe and Burtraw 2012). In broad terms, it relates to the “proper assignment of various roles” to the different tiers of government (Oates 1997). Of the expansive literature on environmental federalism, the focus has largely been on fiscal federalism or general environmental management (Farber 1997); (MacKay 2004); (Adler 1998); (Bhatt and Majeed 2002); (Chandiramani 2004); (Mandal and Rao 2005); (TERI 2009) and only recent studies have considered specific environmental issues in the larger ambit of environmental federalism. Some of these issues considered are climate change (Courchene 2008; Shobe and Burtraw 2012; Selin and Vanderveer 2011; Jörgensen 2011; Sovacool 2008) (Hudson 2011) environmental assessment (Hollander 2010), air pollution and standards (Banzhaf and Chupp 2010), rivers (Iyer 1994), forests (Hudson 2014) (Contreras-Hermosilla, Hans, and White 2008) or other natural resources (Fischman 2006; Ebegbulem 2011; Noronha et al. 2009).

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