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Regulating Energy and Natural Resources

Barry Barton, Alastair Lucas, Lila Barrera-Hernández, and Anita Rønne


Democratization, globalization, and increased environmental awareness have had a profound impact on the regulation of industry in the energy and natural resources sector. This book analyses the changes in character of the way this industry is regulated, and seeks to make connections with theoretical perspectives on regulation as a major part of the modern legal system. Part I examines the emergence of alternatives to regulation, such as ‘soft law’ in developing countries, the European Electricity and Gas Directives of 1996 and 1998, the idea of regulation of company structure as opposed to per ... More

Keywords: energy, natural resources, democratization, globalization, environmental awareness, regulation of industry, modern legal system, soft law, developing countries, company structure

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199299874
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299874.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barry Barton, editor
Professor, School of Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand

Alastair Lucas, editor
Professor and Chair of Natural Resources Law at the Faculty of Law, University of Calgary, Canada

Lila Barrera-Hernández, editor
Adjunct Assistant Professor, University of Calgary, Canada

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Part 1 The Framework

1 Introduction

Barry Barton, Lila K. Barrera-HernÁndez, Alastair R. Lucas, and Anita RØnne

6 Contemporary United States Energy Regulation

John Gulliver, and Donald N. Zillman

13 The European Electricity and Gas Regulatory Forums

Leigh Hancher, and Guayo IÑigo DEL

Part 6 Pulling the Threads Together: An Overview of the Present State of Energy and Resources Regulation

20 Regulation Around the World

Donald N. Zillman

21 Conclusions

Barry Barton, Lila K. Barrera-HernÁndez, Alastair R. Lucas, and Anita RØnne

End Matter