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International Environmental Law, Policy, and Ethics

Alexander Gillespie


This second edition revises this study into the question of why the environment is protected in the international arena. This question is rarely asked because it is assumed that each member of the international community wants to achieve the same ends. This book shows how nations, like individuals, create environmental laws and policies which are continually inviting failure, as such laws can often be riddled with inconsistencies, and be ultimately contradictory in purpose. Specifically, it seeks a nexus between the reasons why nations protect the environment, how these reasons are reflected i ... More

Keywords: environment, international community, policy, sustainable development, conservation, great apes initiative, wildlife management, toxic waste

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780198713456
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198713456.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Gillespie, author
Professor of Law, University of Waikato