Which direction for international environmental law? (Anderson)

Author Paul Anderson Keywords Sustainability, governance, neoclassical economics, distributive justice, democracy, commons Abstract An enduring challenge to international environmental law is to facilitate the resolution of environmental problems faster than they are being caused. Prominent among potential foundations for substantive international environmental law to this end are (a) neoclassical economic theory (NET) and (b) distributive […]

A Taxonomy of Environmental Justice (Kuehn)

Author Robert R Kuehn Keywords Environmental justice, environmental law, distributive justice, social justice Abstract Environmental justice disputes arise at the international, national and local levels. Disputes at the international level include allegations that multi-national corporations are exploiting indigenous peoples and the impoverished conditions of developing nations. At the national level, although an overwhelming number of […]

Distributive justice and co-operation in a world of humans and non-humans…(M. Coeckelbergh)

Author Mark Coeckelbergh Keywords Animal, Co-operation, Distributive justice, Expert systems, Socio-legal studies Abstract Advocates a social-philosophical, rather than ontological, approach to whether non-humans such as animals and artificial agents should be brought within the contractarian framework of distributive justice. Highlights, with reference to John Rawls and Martha Nussbaum, the difficulties for liberalism of drawing non-humans […]