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Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment

by Peter D. Burdon

The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter...


Japan's International Fisheries Policy: Law, Diplomacy and Politics Governing Resource Security

by Roger D. Smith

Few nations rely upon the ocean as much as Japan for livelihood, culture and transport. The seas have long played a vital role for the Japanese, helping to support the economic and social life of a nation that...


Saving the St.Lawrence

by F. Pierre Gingras

The climate changes experts predict a drying of 20 to 30 % of the water available in the Great Lakes area in the next century, a forecast already in progress. Environment Canada predicts a 24% flow decreasing....


Refugee Protection and the Role of Law: Conflicting Identities

by Susan Kneebone, Dallal Stevens & Loretta Baldassar

Sixty years on from the signing of the Refugee Convention, forced migration and refugee movements continue to raise global concerns for hosting states and regions, for countries of origin, for humanitarian organisations...


Following the Proceeds of Environmental Crime: Fish, Forests and Filthy Lucre

by Gregory Rose

Huge quantities of natural resources are illegally harvested and their proceeds laundered in the Asia-Pacific region, fostering corruption and undermining environmental governance. Most illegal exploitation...


The Earth Charter, Ecological Integrity and Social Movements

by Laura Westra & Mirian Vilela

The Earth Charter is a declaration of fundamental ethical principles for building a just, sustainable and peaceful global society, with ecological integrity as a major theme. This book provides a series of analyses...


Sharks

by Erika J. Techera & Natalie Klein

The key aim of this book is to explore the global conservation and management of sharks. There has been a rapid decline in populations of many shark species, while new science has emerged of the critical role...


The Legal Order of the European Union: The Institutional Role of the Court of Justice

by Timothy Moorhead

The objective of European integration serves as an ideal of the legal order of the European Union and invites reconsideration of law's conceptual features. This book critically assesses the legal order of the...


Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism

by Kirsten McConnachie

Refugee camps are imbued in the public imagination with assumptions of anarchy, danger and refugee passivity. Governing Refugees: Justice, Order and Legal Pluralism challenges such assumptions, arguing that...


Water and Food Security in Latin America: Social and Environmental Implications for a Globalized Economy

by Bárbara A. Willaarts & Alberto Garrido

This volume provides an analytical and facts-based overview on the progress achieved in water security in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region over during the last decade, and its links to regional development,...


Gender Equality in Refugee Law: From the Margins to the Centre

by Efrat Arbel, Catherine Dauvergne & Jenni Millbank

Questions of gender have strongly influenced the development of international refugee law over the last few decades. This volume assesses the progress toward appropriate recognition of gender-related persecution...


Tort Law and the Protection of Privacy: A Sociological Approach

by Poul F. Kjaer

This book develops a sociologically informed theory of constitutionalism in the global realm, addressing both national and transnational forms of constitutional ordering. The book begins with the argument that...


International Law, Environmental Liability and Biodiversity: The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol

by Akiho Shibata

The Nagoya-Kuala Lumpur Supplementary Protocol on Liability and Redress to the Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, adopted on 15 October 2010 in Nagoya, Japan, provides an international liability regime for biodiversity...


Constitutions and the Commons: The Impact of Federal Governance on Local, National, and Global Resource Management

by Blake Hudson

Constitutions and the Commons looks at a critical but little examined issue of the degree to which the federal constitution of a nation contributes toward or limits the ability of the national government to...


Sovereignty and Liberty: The Foundations of Power: A Study of the Foundations of Power

by Amnon Lev

The attitude we take to power is almost invariably one of distrust, never more so than when it claims to be sovereign. And yet, we have always been drawn to sovereignty. Out of fear or fascination, we accepted...


Colorado Water Law for Non-Lawyers

by P. Andrew Jones & Tom Cech

Why do people fight about water rights? Who decides how much water can be used by a city or irrigator? Does the federal government get involved in state water issues? Why is water in Colorado so controversial?...


Renters' Rights: The Basics

by Janet , Attorney Portman & Marcia Stewart

Aimed at everyone from the new renter on the block to more seasoned tenants who just want to know the basics, this primer is packed with the critical legal and practical information that every renter needs,...


Every Tenant's Legal Guide

by Janet , Attorney Portman & Marcia Stewart

Rent smart with the definitive all-in-one book for every tenant!

Every Tenant's Legal Guide gives you the legal and practical information you need to deal with your landlord and other tenants, and protect your...


Establishing and Managing Waterpoints for Village Livestock

by André Teyssier

This practical guide sets out to help agents from development organizations working in the Sahelian-Sudanic zone in their role as advisors to farming communities on setting up, funding and managing watering...