Development without Destruction

Development without Destruction : The UN and Global Resource Management

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Since 1945, the UN has been actively engaged in conceptualizing strategies for both economic development and a sustainable environment. From a broad historical perspective, Development without Destruction sketches the role played by organizations and individuals in the UN system in developing and consolidating principles of international law and international governance with respect to natural resource management. Nico Schrijver highlights the UN's efforts to generate and implement strategies to resolve tensions between economic development and environmental protection, conservation and exploitation, sovereignty and internationalism, and armed conflict and peaceful access to natural resources. Schrijver's thorough analysis is an indispensable guide to management of the critical environmental issues on today's global more

Product details

  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 476.27g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 1 b&w illus.
  • 0253221978
  • 9780253221971
  • 1,327,496

Review quote

'[T]his book is about the United Nations and global resources management, in particular the maintenance of the natural adaptability of ecosystems and the sustainable use of natural resources for the benefit of present and future generations of humankind.'August 2013 * Netherlands Intnl Law Review *show more

About Nico Schrijver

Nico Schrijver holds the Chair of International Law and is Academic Director of the Grotius Centre for International Legal Studies at Leiden University. He is author of The Evolution of Sustainable Development in International Law: Inception, Meaning, and Status and Sovereignty over Natural Resources: Balancing Rights and more

Table of contents

List of Figures and TablesSeries Editors' Foreword / Louis Emmerij, Richard Jolly, and Thomas G. WeissForeword / James CrawfordForeword / Supachai PanitchpakdiAcknowledgmentsList of AbbreviationsIntroduction: Concepts and Principles1. Historical Background: Formative Phases of International Organization during the PreUN Period2. UN Involvement with Natural Resource Management at the National and Transboundary Levels3. Management of the Global Commons4. The International Architecture for Environmental Governance and Global Resource Management5. Natural Resources and Armed Conflict6. The Role of the International Court of Justice in the Settlement of Natural Resource Disputes7. The UN's Conceptual Contribution: Conclusions and ChallengesNotesIndexAbout the AuthorAbout the United Nations Intellectual History Projectshow more