GY465 Half Unit
Concepts in Environmental Regulation
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
This course is available on MSc Environment and Development, MSc Environmental Economics and Climate Change, MSc Management and Regulation of Risk, MSc Risk and Finance, MSc Local Economic Development, MSc Development Studies, MPA Public and Economic Policy/MPA Public Policy and Management/MPA International Development/MPA European Public and Economic Policy/MPA Public and Social Policy, MSc Regulation, MSc Regulation (Research), MSc Regional and Urban Planning Studies and LSE-Sciences Po Double Degree in Urban Policy. This course cannot be taken with GY420 Environmental Regulation: Implementing Policy.
This course provides critical insights into the nature, dynamics and practice of environmental regulation. It considers the rationale for policy intervention and the influence of different interest groups on environmental policy making. The course proceeds to examine the characteristics, design and performance of different policy instruments, together with the various influences governing policy implementation processes. Within the context of debates about regulatory reinvention and reform, it also assesses the scope for and sources of policy change.
Ten (one-and-a-half hour) lectures and nine (one-hour) seminars (MT).
Students are expected to prepare one formative essay.
While there is no one single text that covers all aspects of the course, you are strongly advised to consult the following:
Core reading: D Fiorino (2006) The New Environmental Regulation, London: MIT Press; J Holder and M Lee (2007) Environmental Protection Law and Policy (2nd edition), Cambridge: Cambridge University Press; S Bell and D McGillivray (2008) Environmental Law (7th edition), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
There is a two-hour formal examination in the ST.