Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development: Horizontal and Sectorial Policy Issues

Legal Aspects of Sustainable Development: Horizontal and Sectorial Policy Issues

by Volker Mauerhofer (Editor)

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This book addresses legal aspects of sustainable development and offers the latest thinking on a wide range of current themes. By taking a cross-cutting approach, it adds considerably to the exploration of this emerging scientific field.

Twenty-nine original contributions present innovative thoughts and replicable ideas from this exciting, new area, which will be of value to practitioners and researchers alike.
These contributions are allocated into a horizontal and sectorial part. The section covering horizontal policies has five sub-parts: 1) general aspects; 2) human and intellectual property rights; 3) communication and social enterprise governance; 4) public participation and 5) assessment tools. The second part on sectorial policies also has five sub-parts: 1) forest and water management; 2) renewable energy; 3) cities, waste and material management; 4) biodiversity, nature conservation, oceans and spatial planning and 5) agriculture and rural policy.

It offers a multifaceted discussion of sustainable development and law by authors from five continents and from both the public and the private sectors. This selection guarantees a broad view that presents the more theoretical arguments from the academic as well as the practical perspective.

Furthermore, the authorship includes senior, highly experienced academics and practitioners as well as those at the start of their career. This ensures thoughtful expansions of established theories as well as the emergence of innovative ideas.

Moreover, the ten sub-parts bring together likeminded thoughts, resulting in an exchange of different viewpoints on a similar theme. This allows the readers to concentrate on individual chapters, while at the same time discovering a variety of thoughts and ideas.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9783319798776
Publisher: Springer International Publishing
Publication date: 03/27/2019
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2016
Pages: 647
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Circulation of the Model of Sustainable Development: Tracing the Path in a Comparative Law Perspective.- 3-D Sustainability and its contribution to governance assessment in legal terms: examples and perspectives.- Sustainability – a long, hard road.- Environmental Sustainability as a Human Right.- Ensuring Access to safe drinking water as an imperative of sustainable development.- Ensuring a Sustainable Future through Recognizing and Protecting Indigenous Ecological Knowledge.- Framing new environmental cultures for sustainability. Communication and sensemaking in three intractable multiparty conflicts in the EbreBiosfera, Spain.- An empirical investigation of supportive legal frameworks for social enterprises in Belgium: A cross-sectoral comparison of case studies for social enterprises from the social housing, finance and energy sector Perspective.- Judicial Control over Acts of Administrative Omission: Environmental Rule of Law and Recent Case Law in Japan.- Examining the Resilience of Public Participation Structures for Sustainable Mining in the Philippines.- Public Participation and Constitutional Impediments to Sustainable Development in Nigeria.- A global conceptual framework for categorizing environmental change based on property rights and compensation.- Prioritising the Environment in Sustainable Development: Lessons from Australian Environmental Impact Assessment.- Reframing Sustainability in Taiwan: legal challenges and opportunities.- Like a Flap of a Butterfly: Exploring the Effects of Legal Conditions in Costa Rica’s Payment for Ecosystem Services Program.

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