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International Environmental Law and the Global South , edited by Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Jona Razzaque

International Environmental Law and the Global South , edited by Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu,... New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015; isbn 978-1-107-05569-8; $155.00; 631 pp. This edited volume promotes diverse perspectives on international environmental law focusing on the global North-South divide. It is an imposing compilation of twenty-nine full-length chapters by some of the most renowned scholars in the field, including pioneers of a Southern perspective on international environmental law. The diverse background of the contributors adds to the value of the volume. The book is organized in five parts. The first looks at the history of the North-South divide in international environmental law. The second treats “selected” issues of international environmental law. The third part investigates the interrelations between trade, investment, and the vague concept of “sustainable development”. The fourth part questions the concepts of “environmental justice” and discusses the vulnerability of particular groups. The final part explores challenges lying ahead. As it is often the case in such volumes, a few contributions, while interesting in themselves, tend to address the Global South as something of an after-thought. Most chapters, however, tackle the challenge in interesting ways, providing multiple perspectives on some of the most urgent issues facing international environmental law today. A debate that threads its way through the volume http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Climate Law Brill

International Environmental Law and the Global South , edited by Shawkat Alam, Sumudu Atapattu, Carmen G. Gonzalez, and Jona Razzaque

Climate Law , Volume 6 (3-4): 373 – Oct 11, 2016

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© 2016 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Book Reviews
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1878-6553
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1878-6561
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New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015; isbn 978-1-107-05569-8; $155.00; 631 pp. This edited volume promotes diverse perspectives on international environmental law focusing on the global North-South divide. It is an imposing compilation of twenty-nine full-length chapters by some of the most renowned scholars in the field, including pioneers of a Southern perspective on international environmental law. The diverse background of the contributors adds to the value of the volume. The book is organized in five parts. The first looks at the history of the North-South divide in international environmental law. The second treats “selected” issues of international environmental law. The third part investigates the interrelations between trade, investment, and the vague concept of “sustainable development”. The fourth part questions the concepts of “environmental justice” and discusses the vulnerability of particular groups. The final part explores challenges lying ahead. As it is often the case in such volumes, a few contributions, while interesting in themselves, tend to address the Global South as something of an after-thought. Most chapters, however, tackle the challenge in interesting ways, providing multiple perspectives on some of the most urgent issues facing international environmental law today. A debate that threads its way through the volume

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Climate LawBrill

Published: Oct 11, 2016

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