by Susan J. Buck
foreword by Richard W. Behan
Island Press, 1991
Paper: 978-1-55963-020-7 | Cloth: 978-1-55963-021-4
Library of Congress Classification KF3775.B83 1991
Dewey Decimal Classification 344.73046


More than any other field of public administration, environmental administration is defined by its legal content. Federal legislation has a direct and immediate impact on state and federal bureaucrats, and citizen groups must constantly adjust to changing standards for environmental protection and regulation.

In Understanding Environmental Administration and Law, Susan J. Buck examines the use of environmental law by exploring the policy process through which such law is made, the political environment in which it is applied, and the statutory and case laws that are critical to working within the regulatory system. The book provides an analytic framework for the legal context of environmental administration and familiarizes readers with the development and implementation of the federal regulatory structure.

A revised and expanded edition of this book was published by Island Press in 1996.