Too Big to Jail or Too Abstract (or Rich) to Care
Victor Byers Flatt
University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law; University of Houston Global Energy Management Institute
May 23, 2013
Maryland Law Review, Vol. 72, p. 101, 2013
UNC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2269808
Why has environmental enforcement waned as environmental harms continue to grow bigger? This article, part of a symposium on enforcement of laws in the environmental and financial sectors, posits that a change in perceived immediacy of environmental harm, coupled with a change in communitarian attitudes, contributes to the lack of enforcement rigor.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 36
Keywords: environmental law, environmental enforcement, communitarian ideals, climate change, environmental rights, economic disparity, individualization, cost-benefit analysis
JEL Classification: A13, B30, D31, D61, D62, D63, D64, G18, H11, H23, H30, H41, I18, J17, K13, K23, K32, O13, P16, Q25
Date posted: May 26, 2013
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