Disciplinary interactions: ontological commitments and environmental standard setting

Elizabeth A. Kirk, Alison D. Reeves

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


    The study focussed on the interactions of science and law in the context of the development of environmental regulation, in particular the development of standards to address diffuse pollution. It was based on two contentions: the first is that certain regulatory options are automatically excluded from the regulatory process without ever being discussed or considered; the second is that the theory of increasing path dependency (Arthur, 1994; Collins, 1985) can be applied to the regulatory process to explain this exclusion.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationLaw and geography
    EditorsJane Holder, Carolyn Harrison
    PublisherOxford University Press
    Number of pages17
    ISBN (Print)9780199260744
    Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003

    Publication series

    NameCurrent legal issues
    PublisherOxford University Press


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