Confronting Ecological And Economic Collapse: Ecological Integrity For Law, Policy And Human Rights by Laura WestraConfronting Ecological And Economic Collapse: Ecological Integrity For Law, Policy And Human Rights by Laura Westra

Confronting Ecological And Economic Collapse: Ecological Integrity For Law, Policy And Human Rights

EditorLaura Westra, Prue Taylor, Agnès Michelot

Hardcover | June 3, 2013

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From the first appearance of the term in law in the Clean Water Act of 1972 (US), ecological integrity has been debated by a wide range of researchers, including biologists, ecologists, philosophers, legal scholars, doctors and epidemiologists, whose joint interest was the study and understanding of ecological/biological integrity from various standpoints and disciplines. This volume discusses the need for ecological integrity as a major guiding principle in a variety of policy areas, to counter the present ecological and economic crises with their multiple effects on human rights. 

The book celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Global Ecological Integrity Group and reassesses the basic concept of ecological integrity in order to show how a future beyond catastrophe and disaster is in fact possible, but only if civil society and ultimately legal regimes acknowledge the necessity to consider ecointegrity as a primary factor in decision-making. This is key to the support of basic rights to clean air and water, for halting climate change, and also the basic rights of women and indigenous people. As the authors clearly show, all these rights ultimately depend upon accepting policies that acknowledge the pivotal role of ecological integrity.

Laura Westrais Professor Emerita (Philosophy) and Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law, University of Windsor, Canada, and Sessional Instructor, Faculty of Law, University of Milano (Bicocca), Italy. She is the author, editor or co-editor of 29 books, many on ecological integrity, five of which are published by Earthscan/Routledge.Prue...
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Title:Confronting Ecological And Economic Collapse: Ecological Integrity For Law, Policy And Human RightsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:344 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:June 3, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415825253

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Table of Contents

Foreword 

Peter Brown  

Introduction  

Laura Westra 

Part 1: The Role and History of Integrity (From Grave Problems to Possible Reversals) 

Introduction 

Laura Westra 

1. Why the Global Ecological Integrity Group? The Rise, Decline and Rediscovery of a Radical Concept 

Jack Manno 

2. Environmental Norms in the Courtroom: The Case of Ecological Integrity in Canada¿s National Parks 

Shaun Fluker 

3. The Future of the Common Heritage of Mankind: Intersections with the Public Trust Doctrine 

Prue Taylor 

4. The Exploitation of Genetic Resources in Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction 

Tullio Scovazzi 

5. Ecological Integrity in European Law? 

Agnes Michelot 

Part 2: Ecological Integrity and Basic Rights: The Interface 

Introduction 

Agnes Michelot 

6. Lessons Learned From the Climate Change Disinformation Campaign About Responsible Scientific Skepticism 

Don Brown 

7. Granting Development consent by specific legislative act: Choice to circumvent public participation and judicial control? The European Perspective 

Vicky Karageorgou 

8. The Principles of Integration and Interrelationships in International Law related to Sustainable Development: Sobering Lessons from EU Law 

Owen McIntyre 

9. Thinking about the Future of Global Water Governance 

Joe Dellapenna 

10. How the UN Agencies contribute to the needs of the world. Focus on Gender 

Yuliya Lyamzina 

Part 3: From Disintegrity to Ethical Concern: Cases and Issues 

Introduction 

Prue Taylor 

11. Key actors of the red sludge disaster in Hungary 

Janos Toth 

12. Dollars and Dreams: Legal Aspirations and Report Cards in the Murray Darling Basin of Australia 

Janice Gray 

Part 4: Integrity and the Economy 

Introduction  

Prue Taylor 

13. How Regulation of Finance Got it Wrong and How it Still Does 

Giovanni Ferri 

14. Enhancing Global Regulation: Exploring Alternative Financial Machinery 

Michelle Gallant 

15. Moving Forward with Planetary Boundaries and Degrowth 

Geoff Garver

16. The virtuous circle of Degrowth and Ecological Debt: a new paradigm for Public International Law? 

No¿e Candiago 

17. Tobacco Wars, Analogies and Standards of Review in International Investment Arbitration 

Valentina Vadi 

Part 5: Moving Forward: New Approaches & Concluding Thoughts 

IntroductionBeyond Collapse: Claiming the Holistic Integrity of Planet Earth 

J. Ronald Engel  

18. The Project of Earth Democracy 

Peter Burdon 

19. Dreaming the Universe: Contending Stories of Our Place in the Cosmos 

Joan Gibb Engel 

20. Occupy Wall Street: The History and Potential of a Movement to Make a New World Possible 

Sheila Collins 

21. Confronting Ecological and Economic Collapse: Ecological Integrity for Law, Policy and Human Rights: The Legacy of Rio+20; Saving the Commons from the Market 

Klaus Bosselmann 

22. Confronting Collapse: Human Cognition and the Challenge for Economics 

William Rees 

Index