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Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law

Editor(s): J. Ronald Engel, Laura Westra and Klaus Bosselmann

Book Description

Democracy, Ecological Integrity and International Law is the latest product of research by the Global Ecological Integrity Group (www.globalecointegrity.net), an organisation that has been meeting annually since 1992 to discuss scientific, philosophical, political and legal aspects of ecological integrity.

This collection examines various aspects of governance from the standpoint of integrity: from democracy, to forms of Native governance, from globalization and neocolonialism to specific human rights to food, water and climate.

Hardback

ISBN-13: 978-1-4438-1767-7
ISBN-10: 1-4438-1767-8
Date of Publication: 01/02/2010
Pages / Size: 520 / A5
Price: £54.99
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Biography

Laura Westra holds doctorates in both Philosophy and Jurisprudence, and has taught in the fields of philosophy, ethics, environmental studies and law at several US and Canadian universities. She is the founder of the Global Ecological Integrity Group and author of 22 books, including Ecoviolence and the Law, Environmental Justice and the Rights of Unborn and Future Generations, Environmental Justice and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Environmental Justice and the Right of Ecological Refugees.

J. Ronald Engel is Senior Research Fellow with the Center for Humans and Nature. Through his academic posts at Meadville/Lombard Theological School and the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, Engel helped pioneer the fields of environmental ethics and theology. His books include Sacred Sands (Melcher Book Award), Ethics of Environment and Development (co-editor), and with Klaus Bosselmann and Prue Taylor, Governance for Sustainability.

Dr. Klaus Bosselmann, born in Germany, is Professor of Law and Director of the New Zealand Centre for Environmental Law at the University of Auckland. Among his numerous books are Im Namen der Natur, When Two World Collide, Environmental Justice and Market Mechanisms, Environmental Law for a Sustainable Society and The Principle of Sustainability.