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Fighting WestwayEnvironmental Law, Citizen Activism, and the Regulatory War That Transformed New York City$
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William W. Buzbee

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780801451904

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801451904.001.0001

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The Art of Regulatory War

The Art of Regulatory War

(p.31) 3 The Art of Regulatory War
Fighting Westway

William W. Buzbee

Cornell University Press

This chapter presents an overview of regulatory wars, particularly in the context of the Westway plan. Regulatory wars occured in the middle ground between the realm of politics and judicial legal venues. In the political realm, power reigns supreme, and democratically accountable institutions generate laws. In judicial legal venues, statutes, regulations, and perhaps case law precedents constrain legal actors and limit the range of outcomes. In regulatory wars, the government is always a player, with citizens, not-for-profits, and business interests competing to influence a political choice that is itself shaped and constrained by the law. And as with all wars, the particular path and outcome of a regulatory war is hard to predict.

Keywords:   regulatory wars, political actors, legal actors, politics, judicial legal venues, law

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