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International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Alexander Gillespie

Abstract

This book is concerned with the question of why the environment is protected in the international arena. This question is rarely asked because it is assumed we all want to achieve the same ends. However, in this study of international environmental ethics, this book explodes this myth. It shows how nations, like individuals, are creating environmental laws and policies which are continually inviting failure since such laws are riddled with inconsistencies and are ultimately contradictory in purpose. Specifically, the book seeks a nexus between the reasons why nations protect the environment, h ... More

Keywords: environmental law, policy, ethics, environmental protection, international environmental law

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2000 Print ISBN-13: 9780198298724
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298724.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Gillespie, author
University of Waikato