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Improving Governance Arrangements For Sustainable Agriculture: Groundwater As An Illustration

Martin, Paul; Gunningham, Neil


The aim of this article is to provide a balanced assessment of the critiques of environmental regulation as it affects the rural sector and of the main proposed alternatives: deregulation or the use of markets. We argue that the deregulatory and free market alternatives tend to overstate the costs and understate the benefits of regulation and that they do not provide clear insights into what is "efficient" because the methods tend to aggregate necessary and intended costs, collateral and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Macquarie Journal of International and Comparative Environmental Law


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