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Global Governance Of The Environment

Environmental Principles and Change in International Law and Politics

Afshin Akhtarkhavari

Afshin Akhtarkhavari, Senior Lecturer, Griffith Law School, Australia

2010 320 pp Hardback 978 1 84980 255 0
ebook isbn 978 1 84980 487 5

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‘This book is an important contribution to the relationship between international law and politics. . . highly recommended to scholars working at the interface of international environmental law and politics, particularly those with a solid theoretical grounding. . . Akhtarkhavari’s Global Governance of the Environment should be required reading for advanced students of international environmental law and politics, whatever their concern.’
– Simon Marsden, Review of European Community and International Environmental Law

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This timely book examines the role of environmental principles in changing international environmental law and politics, and argues for the importance of integrating environmental principles in the global governance of the environment.

Afshin Akhtarkhavari includes both theoretical and jurisprudential analyses of the concept of environmental principles, as well as detailed case studies to examine their function and role in courts, and the differing approaches taken to soft law and regulation in international politics. Global Governance of the Environment concludes with succinct and insightful considerations of the role of environmental principles in changing international law and politics

This topical book will appeal to researchers, academics and students of international environmental law and politics, international relations, as well as domestic environmental law.

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Contents: Foreword by Donald R. Rothwell Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction 2. Social Learning at the International Level Part II: Norms, Environmental Principles and Social Learning 3. Environmental Principles as Abstract or Open-textured Norms 4. Abstract and Open-textured Norms and Social Learning 5. The Function and Role of Environmental Principles Part III: Environmental Principles in Practice 6. Power, Environmental Principles and the International Court of Justice 7. The Global Compact, Environmental Principles and Culture 8. Arguments, Bargains and the Disposal of Carbon Dioxide at Sea Part IV: Conclusion 9. Global Governance of the Environment: The Role and Function of Environmental Principles in Changing International Law and Politics Bibliography Index



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