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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era$
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Austin Sarat and Stuart Scheingold

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780195141177

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2003

DOI: 10.1093/0195141172.001.0001

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The Politics of Imported Rights

The Politics of Imported Rights

Transplantation and Transformation in an Israeli Environmental Cause‐Lawyering Organization

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(p.334) Chapter 13 The Politics of Imported Rights
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Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era
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Noga Morag‐Levine

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/0195141172.003.0013

This chapter examines the extent to which the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (I.U.E.D.), an Israeli environmental law group created on the model of the U.S.A's Natural Resources Defense Council (N.R.D.C.), has succeeded in influencing Israeli government policy on environmental issues, despite substantial difference in respect of national political sensitivities and priorities. A review of the I.U.E.D's performance illustrates how it has had to counter local perceptions of being a “U.S. import”, by shifting attention away from its global links and toward its concerns with indigenous issues.

Keywords:   cause lawyers, environmental policy, Israel, I.U.E.D

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