Includes bibliographical references (pages 111-122).
Introduction / Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen
Legal background / Chris Backes, Michael Faure and Fokke Fernhout
Examining the four options / Chris Backes, Michael Faure and Fokke Fernhout
Incentives, costs and benefits : a law and economics analysis / Michael Faure, Manuela Mühl and Niels Philipsen
Environmental democracy and access to justice : a comparative law and society approach / Leila Choukroune and Michael Faure
Empirical survey : country studies / Fokke Fernhout, Niels Philipsen and Leila Choukroune
Summary and policy recommendations / Michael Faure and Niels Philipsen.
This book examines how to push forward access to justice in environmental matters in the EU. The authors analyze four options from a Law and Economics and Law and Society perspective. In addition, they include an empirical study of the consequences of the four option in Latvia, the United Kingdom and Germany. The goal of the book is twofold: (a) to highlight the differences between the four options from an economic perspective and (b) to investigate to what extent the absence of an EU-wide regime for access to justice in environmental matters is disadvantageous. This book is unique as for the first time, an in-depth socio-economic analysis of access to justice is given. The book is of interest to EU environmental lawyer and policymakers.