The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law

Paperback | August 20, 2008

EditorDaniel Bodansky, Jutta Brunnee, Ellen Hey

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The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law takes stock of the major developments in international environmental law, while exploring the field's core assumptions and concepts, basic analytical tools, and key challenges. It is intended to serve as an authoritative and indispensableoverview of the field. Although the handbook focusses on international environmental law, it also examines the subject from a broader policy and theoretical perspective, drawing on insights from other disciplines such as political science, economics, and philosophy. It aims to strike a balance between practicalpreoccupations and critical or theoretical reflection. Each chapter examines an issue that is central to current scholarly debates or policy development. At the same time, the Handbook is structured as a whole to provide readers with both a 'bigger picture' of international environmental law and amore in-depth understanding of its preoccupations. This approach is particularly important at a time in the development of international environmental law when its fragmentation into increasingly specialized sub-fields obscures unifying themes and cross-cutting challenges. The Handbook consists of 47 chapters in seven parts. Part I sets the stage for the Handbook, indentifying overarching issues. Part II offers readers a range of theoretical lenses through which to analyze both the problems facing international environmental law and the solutions it may offer. PartIII reviews the treatment of basic issues areas. Part IV analyzes the process of normative development in international environmental law. Part V will assess key theoretical concepts. Part VI examines the roles of various actors and institutions. And Part VII analyzes issues of implementation andenforcement. The Oxford Handbooks series is a major new initiative in academic publishing. Each volume offers an authoritative and state-of-the-art survey of current thinking and research in a particular subject area. Specially commissioned essays from leading international figures in the discipline givecritical examinations of the progress and direction of debates. Oxford Handbooks provide scholars and graduate students with compelling new perspectives upon a wide range of subjects in the humanities and social sciences.

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The Oxford Handbook of International Environmental Law takes stock of the major developments in international environmental law, while exploring the field's core assumptions and concepts, basic analytical tools, and key challenges. It is intended to serve as an authoritative and indispensableoverview of the field. Although the handbook...

Jutta Brunnee is Professor of Law and holder of the Metcalf chair in Environmental Law at the University of Toronto. Her teaching and research areas are in Public International Law and International Environmental Law. Daniel Bodansky is Woodruff Professor of International Law, School of Law, University of Georgia Ellen Hey is Profe...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:1112 pages, 9.69 × 6.73 × 2.26 inPublished:August 20, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Dan Bodansky, Jutta Brunnee, Ellen Hey: IntroductionPart I General Issues2. Peter Sand: Evolution of International Environmental Law3. John Dryzek: Paradigms and Discourses4. Benedict Kingsbury: General Norms vs. Specialized Regimes5. Jeffrey Dunoff: Subsidiarity/Federalism6. Stephen Toope: Formality vs. Informality7. Alan Boyle: Intersection with Other Areas of International Law8. Richard Stewart: Instrument Choice9. Steinar Andresen, Tora Skodvin: Science and TechnologyPart II: Analytical Tools and Perspectives10. Kyle Danish: International Relations11. Scott Barrett: Environmental Economics12. Karin Mickelson: Critical Approaches13. Christopher Stone: Environmental EthicsPart III: Basic Issues Areas14. Ian Rowlands: Atmosphere and Outer Space15. David Freestone: Oceans and Freshwater Resources16. Rosemary Rayfuse: Biological Resources17. David Wirth: Hazardous Substances and ActivitiesPart IV: Normative Development18. Ulrich Beyerlin: Types of Standards: Principles, Objectives and Commitments19. Pierre-Marie Dupuy: Formation of Customary International Law and General Principles20. Thomas Gehring: Treaty-making and Evolution21. Ellen Hey: Normative Development by Public International Forums22. Naomi Roht-Arriaza and Jason Morrison: Private and Quasi-Private Standard-SettingPart V: Key Concepts23. Gunther Handl: Transboundary Impacts24. Jutta Brunnee: Common Areas/Common Heritage/Common Concern25. Dan Tarlock: Ecosystems26. Jonathan Wiener: Precaution27. Daniel Magraw: Sustainable Development28. Dinah Shelton: Equity29. J.G. Merrills: Environmental Rights30. Jonas Ebbesson: Public Participation31. Daniel Bodansky: LegitimacyPart VI: Actors and Institutions32. Thilo Marauhn: Changing Role of the State33. Peter Spiro: NGOs and Civil Society34. Peter Haas: Epistemic Communities35. Steven Ratner: Business36. Russell Barsh: Indigenous Peoples37. Ludwig Kramer: Regional Economic Integration Organizations38. Geir Ulfstein: Treaty BodiesPart VII: Implementation and Enforcement39. Ron Mitchell: Compliance Theory40. Catherine Redgwell: National Implementation41. Laurence Boisson de Chazournes: Financial and Technological Transfers42. Jorgen Wettestad: Monitoring and Verification43. Jan Klabbers: Compliance Procedures44. Malgosia Fitzmaurice: International Responsibility and Liability45. Cesare Romano: International Dispute Settlement46. Dan Bodansky, Jutta Brunnee, Ellen Hey: Conclusions