International Environmental Law, Water and the Future (H. Elver)

Author Hilal Elver Keywords Fresh water, access, third world Abstract This article focuses on the development of international law principles in the area of fresh water, one of the major emerging concerns at the global level. These principles, from the period of abundance to scarcity of fresh water, are evaluated parallel to changing economic, geopolitical […]

“Co-deregulation” of multinational companies operating in developing countries (E. Mujih)

Author Edwin C. Mujih Keywords Corporate social responsibility; human rights abuses; communities; developing countries; environmental protection; multinational companies; regulation. Abstract Considers whether a co-regulatory approach between multinational companies (MNCs) operating in a developing country and the government of the state concerned, assists or hinders corporate social responsibility (CSR) and the interests of local communities. Reviews […]

…IP rights in plant germplasm … implications for world agriculture (K. Kariyawasam)

Author Kanchana Kariyawasam Keywords Agriculture;Biotechnology; Developing countries; Farmers; Patents; Plant varieties Abstract Discusses the intellectual property implications of genetic use restriction technologies, used in genetically modified crops to prevent unauthorised exploitation, and the implications for subsistence farmers in developing countries whose traditional methods depend on saving seed. Citation (2009) 31(1) European Intellectual Property Review 37-44 […]

Biofuels and the Globalisation of Risk (J. Smith)

Author James Smith Keywords Globalisation, Risk, Responsibility, Biofuels, Politics, Bioenergy, Biofuel Policy, Indian Global-Local Dialectics, Bioethanol, Energy, South, Unglobalisation of Food Abstract Biofuels and the Globalisation of Risk offers the reader a fresh and compelling analysis of the politics and policies behind the biofuel story, critically examining the technological optimism and often-idealised promises it makes […]