The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights
- Hardback | 150 pages
- 156 x 234 x 19.05mm | 408g
- 01 Jun 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 8 Tables, black and white; 3 Illustrations, black and white
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Table of contents
List of figures and tables
List of abbreviations
1 Constitutions, human rights, and the environment
2 National constitutions in world society
3 The global expansion of environmental rights
4 The experiences of Nepal and Sri Lanka
5 Constitutions for a greener future?
Appendix: Technical discussion of qualitative research methodology
Professor Louis J. Kotze
Research Professor, North-West University, South Africa
In this exciting comparative environmental travelogue, Gellers maintains with wealth of impressive empirical evidence that international environmental norms make and mould 'state identities' and shape the design of national constitutions. All those especially interested in green governance and Anthropocene justice should find this rich work very rewarding.
Emeritus Professor of Law, University of Warwick and Delhi
The author's novel interdisciplinary analytical device called "a world cultural framework of constitutional environmental rights" incorporating theories from international relations, sociology and law, seeks to improve our understanding of the emergence of environmental rights. He does so by skillfully drawing upon quantitative and qualitative analyses involving Nepal and Sri Lanka.
Director of Research Centers at University of Wisconsin Law School
Overall, this book is a significant contribution to the growing literature on constitutional environmental rights. Gellers' empirical, mixed-methods approach sets the bar high for other scholars seeking to tackle the many remaining questions in this field.
David Boyd, the UN Special Rapporteur on Human Rights and the Environment
About Joshua C. Gellers