Environmental Protection in Multi-Layered Systems

Comparative Lessons from the Water Sector

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The book describes and analyses how environmental issues are regulated in several federal, regional and unitary systems and in the European Union. The comparative analysis reveals common trends towards a multi-layered environmental governance, cross-cutting traditional distinctions among different state models.
In the second part, the case study of the management and protection of water resources is selected and analysed in the same legal systems. Disaggregating environmental protection into more specific competence fields allows trends and challenges to be tested
The book casts light on the relationship between the state models as to the division of powers and environmental governance. It develops theoretical and practical foundations of contemporary, multi-level environmental law and challenges consolidated approaches in federal studies.

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Biographical Note

Mariachiara Alberton, Ph.D. (2007), University of Siena, is Senior Researcher in Environmental Law at the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, EURAC, Bolzano, Italy. She has published monographs and articles on international and EU environmental law and climate change.

Francesco Palermo, Ph.D. (1998), University of Innsbruck, is Associate Professor of Comparative Public Law, University of Verona, and Director of the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, (EURAC). He has published extensively in comparative constitutional law, minority rights, federalism.

Table of contents

Preface Marco Onida
Introduction Mariachiara Alberton and Francesco Palermo
PART I: Forms of States and Environmental Protection
PART I A: A Supranational (Quasi-Federal?) Organization: The EU
1. Environmental Governance in the EU Ludwig Kramer
PART I B: Classic Federal Models
2. Environmental Governance in the USA Lee Paddock and Jennifer Bowmar
3. Environmental Governance in Germany Gerd Winter
4. Environmental Governance in Switzerland Nicolas Schmitt
PART I C: Regional Models
5. Environmental Governance in Spain Agustín García-Ureta and Iñaki Lasagabaster
6. Environmental Governance in Italy Emanuela Orlando
7. Environmental Governance in the UK Colin Reid and Andrea Ross
PART I D: (Really) Unitary Models?
8. Environmental Governance in France Alexandre Boiret
9. Environmental Governance in Poland Barbara Iwanska, Paweł Czepiel and Marcin Stoczkiewcz
10. Environmental Governance in the Western Balkans Olivera Kujundzic
PART II: Case Studies: The Management and Protection of Water Resources
PART II A: A Supranational (Quasi-Federal?) Organization: The EU
11. Water Management and Protection in the EU Elisa Morgera
PART II B: Classic Federal Models
12. Water Management and Protection in the USA Lee Paddock and Lea Colasuonno
13. Water Management and Protection in Germany Wolfgang Köck
14. Water Management and Protection in Switzerland David Furger
PART II C: Regional Models
15. Water Management and Protection in Spain Jorge Agudo González
16. Water Management and Protection in Italy Mariachiara Alberton and Ekaterina Domorenok
17. Water Management and Protection in the UK Sarah Hendry
PART II D: (Really) Unitary Models?
18. Water Management and Protection in France Armelle Gouritin
19. Water Management and Protection in Poland Barbara Iwanska, Paweł Czepiel and Marcin Stoczkiewcz
20. Water Management and Protection in the Western Balkans Olivera Kujundzic
Concluding Remarks Mariachiara Alberton and Francesco Palermo
List of Contributors; Annex 1 Guiding Questionnaire; Index.

Readership

All interested in environmental law, water law, EU governance, public comparative law, comparative studies