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Vol 24 No 1 Jan/Feb 2019

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Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law

ISBN13: 9781789901047
To be Published: February 2019
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2017)
Price: £35.00
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9781785363795

The environmental challenges of the twenty-first century have raised profound questions regarding the suitability of environmental law to manage the many complex issues at hand. This insightful book considers how the law has adapted to address these challenges and considers the ways in which it might be used to cope with environmental risks and uncertainties, whilst also promoting resilience and greater equality.

The book uses a multi-disciplinary approach to address the compatibility of law with the notions of risk and resilience, it scrutinises how capable these approaches are to effect equitable solutions to environmental risks, and it raises important questions about multi-level and participatory governance. Key chapters examine a variety of global experiments in countries such as China and countries in Latin America, to generate further governance of the environment, improve the available legal tools and give a voice to more diverse groups.

Students and scholars across a variety of fields such as environmental studies, socio-legal studies, law, and risk regulation will find this an stimulating read. Senior policy-makers in central and local government, regulators and risk managers will also find this book imperative in their efforts to manage the dilemmas of environmental control.

Environmental Law

Part I: Introduction
1. Risk, resilience and inequality: current dilemmas in environmental regulation. Bridget M. Hutter

Part II: A changing environmental landscape
2. Risk, resilience and environmental regulation: Using law to build resilience to climate change impacts. Jan McDonald
3. Resilience in environmental law: epistemic limitations and the role of participation. Ole W. Pedersen

Part III: Inequality: the social and economic consequences of environmental law
4. Climate change, resilience, and the generation of risk-classes. Dean Curran
5. Transformative biodiversity law and Agenda 2030: mainstreaming biodiversity and justice through human rights. Claudia Ituarte-Lima
6. Inequalities in environmental risks and resilience within urban populations in low and middle income nations. David Satterthwaite

Part IV: Governance
7. New environmental governance: adaptation, resilience and law. Cameron Holley and Ekaterina Sefranova
8. Science and the law: an imperfect history continues - development of attribution science for climate change related impacts, compensation and reparations. Lindene Patton and Felicia H. Barnes.
9. Dialogue strategies for socio-ecological resilience and sustainability in China. Hua Wang.
10. Environmental risks and authoritarian resilience in China. Thomas Johnson

Part V: Conclusion
11. Risk, Resilience, Inequality and Environmental Law: Prospects and Obstacles Bridget M. Hutter