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The Environmental Case for Brexit

by Ben Pontin

The Environmental Case for Brexit Synopsis

The recent Brexit debates present leaving the European Union largely as a threat to environmental protection, and to environmental law. This exciting and important new work argues that Brexit represents a real opportunity for environmental protection in the United Kingdom, freeing it from a pan-European framework not necessarily fit for UK domestic purposes. Central to the argument is the belief that environmental protection, in the United Kingdom, can most effectively be pursued through established domestic institutions, looking inwards at 'local' challenges and outwards at more global ones, all the while drawing on considerable historical experience. The book is designed to address rather than dismiss those concerns raised by environmental lawyers after the outcome of the referendum. Provocative and compelling, it offers an alternative vision of the UK environmental law framework outside of the European Union.

The Environmental Case for Brexit Press Reviews

fascinating... I can well imagine [this] book stimulating much debate. * Nigel Haigh, Honorary Fellow and former Executive Director of the Institute for European Environmental Policy * Ben Pontin's iconoclastic book has much to commend it. In particular, his environmental case in favour of Brexit is a characteristically fluidly written and fascinating piece of historical scholarship, which brings out the enormous complexity of environmental law and policy. -- Maria Lee * Journal of Environmental Law *

Book Information

ISBN: 9781509920891
Publication date: 30th May 2019
Author: Ben Pontin
Publisher: Hart Publishing an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 168 pages
Categories: International environmental law, Conservation of the environment,

About Ben Pontin

Ben Pontin is a Professor of Law at Cardiff Law School.

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