The seeds of the demise of many early civilizations (Mesopotamian, Greek, Roman, and Mayan) found fertile ground in environmental conflicts. The roots of environmental crises are also embedded in the industrial revolution, the advent of the age of science and technology, urbanization, changes in agriculture, the population explosion, and the rise in consumerism. It is no surprise that even today, the global village is highly concerned with the issue of environmentalism. In this study, author Rajendra Ramlogan calls for a re-examination of the legal and institutional framework for protection of the global environment within the context of the special needs of the developing world. This unique third-world perspective on international environmental law is suitable for college-level courses.
Rajendra Ramlogan obtained his B.A. in English Literature from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad. He graduated with an LLB from the University of the West Indies, Trinidad, and completed his LEC at the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School. Ramlogan graduated from the New York University School of Law with his LLM in International Legal Studies and received his Ph.D. from the University of Cambridge. Dr. Ramlogan is a lecturer in the Department of Management Studies, University of the West Indies, Trinidad.
Chapter 1 List of Tables Chapter 2 List of Figures Chapter 3 Acknowledgments Chapter 4 List of Abbreviations Chapter 5 The Emerging Conflict Chapter 6 The Philosophical Bases of Modern Environmentalism: Conservation; Protectionism/Preservationism; Sustainable Development Chapter 7 Factors Influencing the Rise of Environmentalism: Science; Media; Scholarship; Spectacular Environmental Events of the 20th Century; Non-Governmental Organizations; Green Politics Chapter 8 Global Interdependency and Environmentalism, International Security, the Global Economy, Refugees and Health: Environmentalism and International Security; The International Economy and the Environment; The Environment and Human Health; Environmental Chapter 9 The Environment and Developing Countries: Making Impossible Choices: Poverty; Development; Poverty, Development, and the Environment; Militarization and the Developing World; Nepotism Chapter 10 Rethinking the Traditional Approach to International Lawmaking: Sources of International Environmental Law; The Limits of International Law and the Environmental Dilemma; All-Embracing Versus Sectoral Approach; The Use of the General to Specific App Chapter 11 Charting the Future with a Revolutionary Institutional and Legal Response: The Institutional Response; Need for a New International Institution; Pursuing the Legislative Agenda Chapter 12 Index