Palgrave Studies and Handbooks in Environmental Policy and Regulation
This book series will focus primarily on summarising present and emerging policy and regulation in an integrated way with a focus on interdisciplinary approaches. It will bring together environmental policy professionals from all sectors to develop a series which engages with academia and also considers ‘in the field’ responses to existing and emerging policy and the work of practitioners and multi-disciplinary stakeholders to develop, implement and respond to environmental policy.
Environmental policy refers to the commitment of an organization to the laws, regulations, and other policy mechanisms concerning environmental issues. These issues generally include air and water pollution, solid waste management, biodiversity, ecosystem management, maintenance of biodiversity, the protection of natural resources, wildlife and endangered species.
Policies concerning energy or regulation of toxic substances including pesticides and many types of industrial waste are part of the topic of environmental policy. This policy can be deliberately taken to direct and oversee human activities and thereby prevent harmful effects on the biophysical environment and natural resources, as well as to make sure that changes in the environment do not have harmful effects on humans.
The areas of policy and regulation are generally considered together, because policy/legislation gives the legal basis for action, and regulations are the more local transposition of legislation’s implementation on the ground.
This series has a clearly defined focus and structure. The environmental policy sector is large and diverse, so we are initially seeking authors in the following sectors:
- Waste and Contaminated Land Policy and Regulation
- Energy Policy and Regulation
- Air Management Policy and Regulation
- Land and Development Policy and Regulation
- Natural Resource Management Policy and Regulation
- Sustainability Policy Development
- Environmental Policy Development and Economics/Business/Taxation
- Environmental Policy, Regulation and Systems Thinking
- Evidence and Policy Development/Big Data and Policy Development
- Pivots could be more focused, such as Environmental Policy and Mining/Paper and Pulp Industry/Petrochemical Processing/Water Treatment/Nature Conservation
We are also keen to explore titles which cover specific geographical areas on:
- Environmental Policy Development and Regulation
- The Future of Environmental Policy Development
Authors will need to include: diverse global case study material; good as well as ‘less good’ practice examples; context of the issue in terms of how the issue developed and how it fits into the sustainable development agenda; variations in approaches and responses in different geographic areas; and the need for many of the titles to have appeal to a global market.
We aim to publish titles in differing formats (from c.120-150 page single-author titles, up to 4-500 page Handbooks which may be edited and/or multi-chapter and multi-authored) which are attractive as text and reference books for environmental degree and higher degree courses.
If you are interested, please contact the Series Editor, Justin Taberham: firstname.lastname@example.org