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Forging a Socio-Legal Approach to Environmental Harms

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ISBN13: 9781138936638
To be Published: February 2017
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £85.00



Environmental harms exert a significant toll and pose substantial economic costs on societies around the world. Although such harms have been studied from both legal and social science perspectives, these disciplinary-specific approaches are not, on their own, fully able to address the complexity these environmental challenges. Many legal approaches, for example, are limited by their inattention to the motivations behind environmental offences; whilst many social science approaches are hindered by an insufficient grounding in current legislative frameworks.

This edited collection constitutes a pioneering attempt to overcome these limitations by uniting legal and social science perspectives. Together, the book's contributors forge an innovative socio-legal approach to more effectively respond to, and to prevent, environmental harms around the world. Integrating theoretical and empirical work, the book presents carefully-selected illustrations of how legal and social science scholarship can be brought together to improve policies. The various chapters examine how a socio-legal approach can ultimately lead to a more comprehensive understanding of environmental harms, as well as to innovative and effective responses to such environmental offences.

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Subjects:
Environmental Law, Law and Society
Contents:
PART I: CONCEPTUALISING A SOCIO-LEGAL APPROACH TO ENVIRONMENTAL HARMS
1. Forging a Socio-Legal Approach to Environmental Harms, Tiffany Bergin and Emanuela Orlando
2. Environmental Crimes and Harms: a Green Criminology Approach and Socio-legal Challenges, Nigel South
3. The EU and the Protection of the Environment through Criminal Law, Ludwig Kramer
4. Green Criminology and the Prevention of Ecological Destruction, Ruth E. McKie, Paul B. Stretesky, Michael J. Lynch and Michael A. Long
5. A Law and Economics Approach to Environmental Crime, Michael Faure

PART II: ASSESSING THE LIMITATIONS OF CURRENT APPROACHES TO ENVIRONMENTAL HARMS
6. International Financial Institutions as Facilitators of Environmental Crimes, Dawn Rothe and Victoria E. Collins
7. Learning Lessons from Deepwater Disasters: Common Ground in Oil Exploration in Brazil and the US, Daniel Jacobs and Marcelo Varella
8. The Legal and Social Context of Wildlife Trafficking, Tanya Wyatt
9. Toxic Ships, Environmental Crimes, and the North-South Discourse, Jona Razzaque

PART III: FORGING SOCIO-LEGAL SOLUTIONS TO ENVIRONMENTAL HARMS: LESSONS FROM AROUND THE WORLD
10. Determining the Public Interest in Environmental Enforcement, Sanctioning, and Prosecution, Anne Brosnan
11. Eco Crime and Green Activism, Reece Walters
12. The Criminalisation of the Intentional Destruction of Cultural Heritage, Ana Filipa Vrdoljak
13. Towards a Theoretical and Empirical Agenda on Environmental Harms, Tiffany Bergin and Emanuela Orlando