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Information Environmentalism

A Governance Framework for Intellectual Property Rights

Robert Cunningham

Information Environmentalism applies four environmental analytical frameworks – ecology, ‘the commons’, public choice theory, and welfare economics – to the information environment. The book neatly captures the metaphorical relationship between the physical environment and the information environment by alluding to the environmental philosophy of ‘social ecology’ and the emergent informational discourse of ‘cultural environmentalism’.
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Tom Ginsburg, Pier Giuseppe Monateri and Francesco Parisi

Comparative law is a field with a rich history, and one to which scholars from many disciplines have contributed. This research review traces the major developments in the field, covering both private and public law, as well as legal institutions and methodological debates. Encompassing more than a century of scholarship, the collection includes a number of the most enduring articles from several disciplinary perspectives and will be an essential resource for the study of comparative law.
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John McEldowney and Sharron McEldowney

This research review assembles an important collection of essays exploring the main issues surrounding the regulation of the environment. The articles illustrate that regulating the environment in the UK is conceptually complex, involves a diverse range of institutions, techniques and methodologies and crosses geographical and national boundaries. In the USA it is more formalised, juridical, adversarial and formally dependent upon legal rules. The articles highlight the fact that despite differences in the UK and the USA's regulatory styles, environmental regulation today has much in common with both traditions.
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Thomas J. Miceli and Matthew J. Baker

The economic approach to law relies on the use of economic models, mostly mathematical, for understanding the nature and function of law. This research review spans the many sub-areas of law and economics (with papers in torts, contracts, property, crime, and legal procedure) and includes a wide range of papers, incorporating classics and some less well-known papers. Economic Models of Law will be an invaluable resource for active scholars as well as an inspiration for the next generation of modelers.
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Emissions Trading Design

A Critical Overview

Stefan E. Weishaar

Emissions trading is becoming an increasingly popular policy instrument with growing diversity in design. This book examines emissions trading design, emissions trading implementation problems and how to address them.
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Richard O. Zerbe

This collection brings together the key papers in the area of efficiency in law and economics. The research review covers the applications of economic efficiency to law and the limitations and morality of efficiency. It will appeal to anyone interested in the underlying welfare theory relating to the use of economics in law, examining both the history and impact of the theory, as well as its deficiencies.
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Lisa Bernstein and Francesco Parisi

Customary law has been the subject of intense debate and the issues arising from the intersection of customs and the law are far from settled. This research review brings together seminal work from scholars in law, economics and history. The first section analyses various perspectives on the history of customary law. Part two focuses on the commercial customary law and includes a number of case studies covering the role and limits of customary systems in a variety of commercial settings. The final section explores the role of custom in international law from a variety of legal and economic perspectives.