Key Concepts and Rationalities in Canada's Environmental Enforcement Act: Tensions between Environmental Protection and Economic Development

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dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Jessica J.
dc.date.accessioned2012-05-01T16:05:38Z
dc.date.available2012-05-01T16:05:38Z
dc.date.created2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10393/22813
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-5678
dc.description.abstractThis thesis first describes and analyzes the key concepts and rationalities that are dominant in the content of the Environmental Enforcement Act (EEA). The research project concludes that despite legislative shifts towards increased punishment and deterrence, key concepts and rationalities such as the importance of economic globalization, the continuation of risk-management and anthropocentric values, and the dominance of staples development can be observed in the content of the EEA. The EEA also reflects growing concerns towards managing known structural economic problems such as Canada’s staples development and economic globalization. Secondly, this thesis critically evaluates whether the EEA is likely to contribute towards the effectiveness of Canadian environmental governance strategies. The EEA is likely to be ineffective based on observations of structural challenges in environmental governance and the Canadian political economic context. Neoliberalism, economic globalization, risk management, anthropocentrism, and staples based economic development characterize the problems identified in existing research that the content of the EEA does not adequately address.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherUniversité d'Ottawa / University of Ottawa
dc.subjectEnvironmental Protection
dc.subjectEnvironmental Enforcement Act
dc.subjectBill C-16
dc.subjectAnthropocentrism
dc.subjectSustainability
dc.subjectCanadian Federal Environmental Legislation
dc.subjectEnvironmental Harm
dc.subjectEnvironmental Criminology
dc.subjectEconomic Globalization
dc.titleKey Concepts and Rationalities in Canada's Environmental Enforcement Act: Tensions between Environmental Protection and Economic Development
dc.typeThesis
dc.faculty.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
dc.contributor.supervisorKempa, Michael
dc.embargo.termsimmediate
dc.degree.nameMA
dc.degree.levelmasters
dc.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
thesis.degree.nameMA
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineSciences sociales / Social Sciences
uottawa.departmentCriminologie / Criminology
CollectionThèses, 2011 - // Theses, 2011 -

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