Disciplinary interactions: ontological commitments and environmental standard setting

Kirk, E and Reeves, AD (2003) Disciplinary interactions: ontological commitments and environmental standard setting. In: Law and geography. Current legal issues . Oxford University Press, pp. 557-573. ISBN 9780199260744

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Through examining how environmental standards for controlling the spread of pollution have increasingly developed, this chapter looks into how law and physical geography are connected, particularly in the context of how environmental regulation has developed. As disciplines, law and physical geography influence how these said regulations take shape. Because of such and certain standards, however, the need to explore how policy-makers may miss out on some options and instead resort to more ‘manageable’ options arises. As it is important to first be familiar with the nature of the problem that is to be subjected to regulation, this chapter also investigates on the extent to which such restrictions may be brought about by path dependency through the existence of various disciplinary and ontological commitments.

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