The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Developmentby Peter Orebech, Fred Bosselman, Jes Bjarup, David Callies
Pub. Date: 11/25/2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
For many nations, a key challenge is how to achieve sustainable development without a return to centralized planning. Using case studies from Greenland, Hawaii and Northern Norway, this book examines whether 'bottom-up' systems such as customary law can play a critical role in achieving viable systems for managing natural resources. While the use of customary law does not always produce sustainability, the study of customary methods of resource management can give valuable insights into methods of managing resources in a sustainable way.
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Table of ContentsPreface; 1. The linkage between sustainable development and customary law; 2. Three case studies from Hawaii, Norway and Greenland; 3. Social interaction: the foundation of customary law; 4. How custom becomes law in England; 5. How custom becomes law in Norway; 6. Adaptive resource management through customary law; 7. The place of customary law in democratic societies; 8. Customary law, sustainable development and the failing state; 9. Towards sustainability: the basis in international law; 10. The case studies revisited; 11. The choice of customary law; 12. Conclusion: customary law in a globalizing culture.
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