This book explores the interrelationship between global economic interests and local ecological interests, and its implications in law. * Seeks to examine the capacity of global forces to subjugate local interests in responding to territorially confined threats* Evaluates the extent to which solutions to global environmental problems may depend on local action* Analyses the impact of globalization on legal structures and their ability to accommodate local concerns* Considers whether globalization, and the elimination of national borders, actually offers an opportunity to re-assert the power of local and regional governance
Robert Lee is Co-Director ESRC Research Centre for Business Relationships, Accountability, Sustainability and Society (BRASS) at Cardiff University. Elen Stokes is a Lecturer in Law at Cardiff Law School.
Environmental Governance: Reconnecting the Global and Local (Robert Lee and Elen Stokes) Free Trade: What is it Good For? Globalization, Deregulation, and 'Public Opinion (Emily Reid and Jenny Steele) Modern Interpretations of Sustainable Development (Andrea Ross) Environmental Justice Imperatives for an Era of Climate Change (Mark Stallworthy) (Re)Connecting the Global and Local: Europe's Regional Seas (Stuart Bell and Laurence Etherington) Framing the Local and the Global in the Anti-Nuclear Movement: Law and the Politics of Place (Chris Hilson) Globalizing Regulation: Reaching Beyond the Borders of Chemical Safety (Veerle Heyvaert) The Globalization and Re-localization of Material Flows: Four Phases of Food Regulation (Robert Lee and Terry Marsden) The New Collaborative Environmental Governance: The Localization of Regulation (Neil Gunningham)