Law and Regulation for the 21st Century
New Horizons in Environmental and Energy Law series
Chapter 2 sketched the general outlines and meaning of the term globalization and it argued that globalization is changing the way society perceives and regulates problems arising from globalization itself. Global environmental problems are among these. It also showed that globalization is a consideration intricately linked with governance and that the prevalence of governance is largely an outcome of globalization. Chapter 3 investigated the concept of governance and attempted to provide an analysis of the nature, purpose and theoretical composition of governance. It also described and situated the concept in the context of globalization. Based on this analysis, this chapter focuses on global governance, which it suggests is the theoretical fulcrum around which global environmental governance revolves.
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