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Environmental Sciences | Understanding and Managing Threats to the Environment in South Eastern Europe

Understanding and Managing Threats to the Environment in South Eastern Europe

Mesko, Gorazd, Dimitrijević, Dejana, Fields, Charles B. (Eds.)

2011, XI, 393p.

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  • Focuses on southeastern Europe
  • Highly relevant to the issue of environment protection
  • Multi– and interdisciplinary approach includes both natural and social science perspectives
  • Covers the prevention of threats to the environment
  • Examines the role of the state in responding to environmental threats

This volume presents reflections on a variety of environmental issues in South-Eastern Europe from diverse contemporary scientific disciplines. The contributions address many crucial issues including national environmental policies, economic instruments for preventing crimes against the environment, international waste trafficking, threats to air, water and soil due to mining, management of dump areas, environment protection and food safety from a perspective of public health. The book will be a useful resource for researchers, developers and decision makers interested in the stability and sustainable development of the South-Eastern European countries.

Content Level » Graduate

Keywords » Environment Protection - Environment threats - South-eastern Europe

Related subjects » Criminology & Criminal Justice - Environmental Management - Environmental Sciences - Pollution and Remediation

Table of contents 

Foreword.- Introduction.- Slovenian Environmental Policy Analysis - From Institutional Declarations to Instrumental Legal Regulation.- Situational Crime-Prevention Measures to Environmental Threats.- The Role of Economic Instruments in Eco-Crime Prevention.- International Waste Trafficking – Preliminary Explorations.- Primary Categories and Symbiotic Green Crimes in Bosnia and Herzegovina.- Usage of Special Investigation Measures in Detecting Environmental Crime – International and Macedonian Perspectives.- Solving Problems Related to Environmental Crime Investigations.- The Benefits from Using Professionally Developed Models of Possible Hazardous Materials Accident Scenarios in Crime Scene Investigation.- Environmental-Security Aspects of Explosion in the Ammunition Storage – Opportunity for Policy Making.- Nanotechnology: The Implementation of Precautionary Principle beyond the European Union Bounded Space?.- Management of Spring Zones of Surface Water - The Prevention of Ecological Risks on the Example of Serbia and South Eastern Europe.- Environmental Risks to Air, Water and Soil Due to the Coal Mining Process.- Solid Municipal Waste in Ukraine: A Case Study of Environmental Threats and Management Problems of the Chernivtsi Dump Area.- Environmental Risk Factors in Connection With Hospital Laundry Effluent.- Risk Assessment of Chemicals in Food for Public Health Protection.- Possibilities of Risk Quantification in the System of Save-for-Health Food Production.- Solutions to Threats and Risks for the National Security of Slovenia.- Uncertainty in Quantitative Analysis of Risks Impacting Human Security in Relation to Environmental Threats.-Environmental Conflict Analysis.- Bibliography.- Index.

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