Skip to main content

Risks, Costs and Alternatives in EC Environmental Legislation: The Case of ‘REACH’

Buy Article:

$48.00 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Abstract:

European Community standards of environmental law are commonly framed in terms of the risks of activities to human health and the environment. Under this cover of uni-dimensional concern, considerations of an activity's benefits, regulatory costs and the availability of alternatives play a crucial role in the regulatory practice. The REACH proposal is a first and ambitious attempt to bring these other dimensions to the fore and give them shape. This article analyses this approach, identifies its merits and flaws, and develops a scheme that makes the complex calculus practicable. It is submitted that the scheme is applicable also in other areas of EC environmental law.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9388.2006.00511.x

Affiliations: Professor of Public Law and the Sociology of Law at the University of Bremen

Publication date: April 1, 2006

bpl/reel/2006/00000015/00000001/art00007
dcterms_title,dcterms_description,pub_keyword
6
5
20
40
5

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more