Green Governance - Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons (Table of Contents & Prologue)
Burns H. Weston
University of Iowa
Commons Strategies Group
January 28, 2013
B. Weston & D. Bollier, Green Governance - Ecological Survival, Human Rights, and the Law of the Commons, Cambridge University Press, 2013
U Iowa Legal Studies Research Paper No. 13-13
The vast majority of the world’s scientists agree: we have reached a point in history where we are in grave danger of destroying Earth’s life-sustaining capacity. But our attempts to protect natural ecosystems are increasingly ineffective because our very conception of the problem is limited; we treat “the environment” as its own separate realm, taking for granted prevailing but outmoded conceptions of economics, national sovereignty, and international law. Green governance is a direct response to the mounting calls for a paradigm shift in the way humans relate to the natural environment. It opens the door to a new set of solutions by proposing a compelling new synthesis of environmental protection based on broader notions of economics and human rights and on commons-based governance. Going beyond speculative abstractions, the book proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound.
Number of Pages in PDF File: 18
Keywords: Environmental Law, Human Rights Law, Commons, Legal Philisophy, EconomicsAccepted Paper Series
Date posted: February 26, 2013 ; Last revised: March 1, 2013
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