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Law and Policy for a New Economy: Sustainable, Just, and Democratic (Hardback)
  • Law and Policy for a New Economy: Sustainable, Just, and Democratic (Hardback)

Law and Policy for a New Economy: Sustainable, Just, and Democratic (Hardback)

Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 26/05/2017
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The current political economic system is misaligned for meeting the global imperatives of rapidly reducing greenhouse gases and sharing wealth more equitably. This book makes the case for a new environmentalism that implements a systems change approach to reorient the economy to be more sustainable, just, and democratic. This book addresses the laws and policies needed to support the emergence of a new economy across a variety of major areas - including energy, food, common pool resources, and the shifting of investments to capitalize locally-connected and mission-driven businesses. The contributors take the approach that these challenges are much broader than setting parameters around pollution, and indeed go to the heart of the dominant global political economy. The authors also explore the values needed to transform our current economic system into a new economy supportive of ecological integrity, social justice, and vibrant democracy. Law and Policy for a New Economy: Sustainable, Just, and Democratic will appeal to those interested in environmental law, climate change, environmental studies, political ecology and environmental economics.

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 9781786434517
Number of pages: 304
Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm

`Awareness raising, responsible consumption and investment, corporate social responsibility, legal limits for pollutants, and incentives for sustainable businesses, are all good and necessary; but none are sufficient if our shared common goods, such as a stable climate and healthy ecosystem, do not have equal consideration in law. In the "next system," the common good will be as precisely defined and as vigorously protected by national and international law as private property and investment rights are today. I thank the authors for paving the path to a true system change.' -- Christian Felber, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
`If the lawyers of the world don't find a way to accelerate the evolution of environmental law, we will all be guilty of planetary malpractice. This timely and provocative book sets up our challenge and starts us thinking of some possible solutions.' -- Durwood Zaelke, Institute for Governance and Sustainable Development, US

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