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Environmental Law and Policies in Turkey

  • Zerrin Savaşan
  • Vakur Sümer

Part of the The Anthropocene: Politik—Economics—Society—Science book series (APESS, volume 31)

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About this book


This book aims to provide a general systematic analysis of key issues of Turkish environmental law and policies and to highlight the related concerns and challenges. 
Its chapters provide a historical perspective and general understanding of the legal settings of Turkish Environmental Law; offer an overall understanding of the evolving and prevailing paradigms of legislation and administrative practices in environmental policy in Turkey; explain how EIA has become the main environmental management tool and instrument of environmental compliance in Turkey; discuss the project process, challenges and results of the EU-funded project ‘Turkey’s Map of Environmental Violations’ and food security in Turkey; and present a picture of environmental justice movements from bottom-up over the establishment and operation of small-scale hydroelectricity power plants.
Thus, with its
comprehensive coverage of up-to-date information and findings enabling the reader to understand the topic in full
analyses of key themes in Turkish environmental law and policies, addressing, in separate chapters, concepts like environmental justice, food security, environmental compliance, environmental impact assessment (EIA), and environmental cases in Turkey in detail
multidisciplinary approach enabling readers to learn about the topic in a holistic manner
it aims to be:
• a valuable source of information about Turkish environmental law and policies
• an effective tool to support teaching and research on Turkish environmental law and policies
• an aid to decision-making on Turkish environmental issues
• an important resource for graduate and postgraduate research students and policymakers working on Turkish environmental law and policies 
Given there is no competitive book on the market with similar coverage, it makes a meaningful contribution to Turkish environmental scholarship


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zerrin Savaşan
    • 1
  • Vakur Sümer
    • 2
  1. 1.FEAS, Department of International RelationsSelçuk UniversityKonyaTurkey
  2. 2.FEAS, Department of International RelationsSelçuk UniversityKonyaTurkey

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