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Regulating the Sea

Regulating the Sea
A Socio-Legal Analysis of English Marine Protected Areas

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  • Publication planned for: November 2022
  • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2022
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781108843119

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  • This book is the first ever written on English marine conservation regulation from a socio-legal perspective. The monograph presents an in-depth analysis of key aspects of Marine Protected Areas regulation in England, offering the reader access to an under-investigated field. Such regulatory mapping is complemented by an interdisciplinary treatment of the subject exploring the relationship between people and marine parks through central themes in environmental social sciences and regulatory theory, namely space, rationalisation, democracy and adaptation. Thus, the book is of interest to environmental lawyers and regulatory scholars but also to human geographers, environmental sociologists and political scientists. As the book provides critical reflections on current legal and regulatory structures, it contains valuable insights for policymakers and regulators. The book has a strong methodological basis drawing on in-depth desk-based research, complemented by primary qualitative research, conducted over a number of years.

    • Provides an example of interdisciplinary thinking in environmental social sciences and law, building connections between environmental law and regulatory scholarships on the one hand and human geography, environmental sociology and other environmental social sciences on the other
    • Provides an introduction to the field of English marine conservation regulation, mapping out all key legal and regulatory developments
    • Provides a thematic analysis of marine conservation regulation, grouping key aspects of marine conservation regulation around central general themes of regulation studies and environmental social sciences
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    Product details

    • Publication planned for: November 2022
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781108843119
    • length: 200 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 mm
    • availability: Not yet published - available from November 2022
  • Table of Contents

    1. The geography of regulation: MPAS, commons and commoning
    2. Multi-level regulation of English MPAs: an introductory map. 3. Impact assessments for MPAs: the Costs of Cost-Benefit Analysis
    4. Risk-Based Regulation: the Case of the Revised Approach to Fisheries in MPAs
    5. Marine conservation zones designation: whose voices have been included?
    6. Environmental democracy in MPAs management: the role of inshore fisheries conservation authorities and environmental NGOs
    7. Climate change and MPAs network: adaptive governance in English marine conservation law
    8. MPAs regulation in the context of regulatory uncertainty and change: reflections on Brexit.

  • Author

    Margherita Pieraccini, University of Bristol
    Margherita Pieraccini is Associate Professor at the University of Bristol Law School. She has been researching in the field of environmental law and socio-legal studies for over ten years, focussing on protected areas and commons in the UK and Italy. Her work crosses the boundaries between law and environmental social sciences.

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