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International Environmental Law, Policy and Ethics 2nd ed isbn 9780198713456

International Environmental Law, Policy and Ethics

Alexander GillespieLecturer in Law, University of Waikato, New Zealand

ISBN13: 9780198298724
ISBN: 0198298722
New Edition ISBN: 9780198713456
Published: November 2001
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

This book is concerned with the question of why the environment is protected in the international arena. This question is rarely asked because it is assumed we all want to achieve the same ends. However, in his innovative study of international environmental ethics, Alexander Gillespie explodes this myth. He shows how nations, like individuals, are creating environmental laws and policies which are continually inviting failure since such laws are riddled with inconsistencies and are ultimately contradictory in purpose. Specifically, he seeks a nexus between the reasons why nations protect the environment, how these reasons are reflected in law and policy, and what complications arise from these choices.

Environmental Law
I. Anthropocentricism; II. The Self Interest Justification for Environmental Protection; III. The Use of Economic Rationale As A Justification for Environmental Protection; IV. The Problems With Economic Justifications for Environmental Protection; V. Religious Justifications for Environmental Protection; VI. The Problem of Religiously Inspired Conservation as a Suitable Source of Environmental Protection; VII. Aesthetic, Cultural and Recreational Justifications; VIII. The Rights of Future Generations as a Justification for Environmental Protection; IX. The Problems with the Future Generations Argument; X. The Growth of Non-Anthropocentric Ideals Within International Environmental Law; XI. The Moral Considerability of Animals; XII. Respect for Life; XIII. The Land Ethic