A Look at Mining
Chapter 2: Underpinnings of ecological law
This chapter offers a snapshot of the primary nonlegal footings of ecological law in science and ecological economics, and of the critiques of environmental law underpinning the need for a different paradigm. It sketches the deepening understanding of the interconnected, complex systems of which humans are an integral part and the critique of the economic growth paradigm that are foundations on which ecological law is developing. It presents an overview of how and why environmental law has failed to prevent the ecological crisis, with an emphasis on its subservience to economic growth.
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