Flexible Approaches to Environmental Regulation

Lori S. Bennear and Cary Coglianese

in The Oxford Handbook of U.S. Environmental Policy

Published in print October 2012 | ISBN: 9780199744671
Published online January 2013 | | DOI:
 Flexible Approaches to Environmental Regulation

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This article examines what we know about flexible approaches to environmental regulation. It begins by defining more precisely what we mean by flexible regulation, placing the concept within a general framework of regulation. Adhering to this framework, it shows the role that flexible regulation can play in environmental protection and assesses what we know about flexible regulation's impacts on business behavior and environmental quality.

Keywords: environmental policy; flexible regulation; environmental protection; business behavior; environmental quality

Article.  9743 words. 

Subjects: Politics ; US Politics

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