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Environmental Law and Governance for the Anthropocene

Edited by: Louis J. Kotze

ISBN13: 9781509906567
Published: June 2017
Publisher: Hart Publishing
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
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This book sets out to address the currently under-theorised legal and governance challenges presented by the emergence of the 'Anthropocene' as a new geological epoch.

While the epoch has yet to be formally confirmed, the trope and discourse of the Anthropocene undoubtedly already confronts law, governance and environmental law scholars with a unique challenge concerning the need to question, and ultimately re-imagine, the current legal imaginary and its juristic and governance interventions in the light of a new socio-ecological situation, the signs of which are increasingly urgent.

This book invites an unrivalled group of leading environmental legal thinkers to reflect upon the Anthropocene and the implications of its discursive formation in an attempt to trace some initial, future-facing and imaginative implications for law and governance.

In doing so, it specifically highlights the various discomforting conversations, explicated by these authors, and the tensions between them, that are now arising in the domain of Anthropocene and juridical discourse.

Subjects:
Environmental Law
Contents:
Part 1: Back to Basics: The Limits and Potential of Law and Governance in the Anthropocene
1. The Role of Sustainable Development and the Associated Principles of Environmental Law and Governance
in the Anthropocene
Jonathan Verschuuren
2. Reimagining International Environmental Law in the Anthropocene
Tim Stephens
3. Doing Time-The Temporalities of Environmental Law
Benjamin J Richardson

Part 2: Radical Ontologies and Epistemologies for the Anthropocene
4. 'Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Chthulucene': Re-encountering Environmental Law and its 'Subject' with
Haraway and New Materialism
Anna Grear
5. Critical Environmental Law and the Double Register of the Anthropocene: A Biopolitical Reading
Vito De Lucia
6. Critical Environmental Law in the Anthropocene
Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
7. Materiality and the Ontological Turn in the Anthropocene: Establishing a Dialogue between Law, Anthropology and Eco-Philosophy
Saskia Vermeylen

Part 3: Planetary Stewardship and Global Justice Reimagined
8. Global Environmental Governance in the Anthropocene: Setting and Achieving Global Goals
Maria Ivanova and Natalia Escobar-Pemberthy
9. Global Environmental Constitutionalism in the Anthropocene
Louis J Kotzé
10. Global Justice in the Anthropocene
Carmen G Gonzalez
11. The Imperative of Ecological Integrity: Conceptualising a Fundamental Legal Norm for a New 'World System' in the Anthropocene
Klaus Bosselmann

Part 4: Possible Futures in Critical 'Spaces'
12. Of Human Responsibility: Considering the Human/Environment Relationship and Ecosystems in the Anthropocene
Karen Morrow
13. The Corporation and the Anthropocene
Sally Wheeler
14. Judging the Anthropocene: Transformative Adjudication in the Anthropocene Epoch
Lynda Collins
15. The Emergence of Transnational Environmental Law in the Anthropocene
Jolene Lin
16. The End of European Union Environmental Law: An Environmental Programme for the Anthropocene
Han Somsen