This timely book brings much-needed clarity to the concept of ‘environmental governance’ as manifested in the global regulatory domain. The author argues that despite being used as a fashionable term by many – including economists, political scientists, environmentalists and, increasingly, lawyers – its theoretical contours and conceptual content remain unclear, incoherent, and inconsistent. In addressing this problem, the book begins by describing globalization as a general context of governance. It comprehensively interrogates and clarifies both the governance and global governance concepts, and then explains aspects and components of global environmental governance. Finally it investigates the role of law in global environmental governance.
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Chapter 9: Reconstructing global environment governance
The foregoing enquiry into an expanded and holistic vision of the environment, law and governance suggests that it is possible today to recognize the existence of some form of ‘global environmental governance law’, if not de iure then at least de facto
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