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Title: Lessons for Environmental Harmonization: A Rising Tide That Lifts All Boats?
Contributor(s): Bartel, Robyn (author); Stone, Christopher D (author)
Publication Date: 2011
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Abstract: How can harmonization successfully achieve the objective of being a "rising tide that lifts all boats" rather than a race to the bottom of regulatory protection in response to industry pressures to reduce "red tape" and the threat of forum shopping? The paper briefly maps the concept, using as a focus intra-state harmonization, and the promoted benefit of strengthening compliance. We identify the primary arguments for and against harmonization in its various forms, before describing two case studies, one from the United States and one from Australia, from which recommendations are drawn to enhance the potential for best practice in the area. It appears that successful harmonization depends on significant commitment by agencies involved, not only towards harmonization as an objective, but to best practice harmonization.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: 9th International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement (INECE) International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement - Enforcement Cooperation: Strengthening Environmental Governance, Whistler, Canada, 20th - 24th June, 2011
Source of Publication: Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Environmental Compliance and Enforcement, p. 307-317
Publisher: INECE: International Network for Environmental Compliance and Enforcement
Place of Publication: Online
Field of Research (FOR): 189999 Law and Legal Studies not elsewhere classified
160403 Social and Cultural Geography
160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
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