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Environmental Law and Ethics

By: John Alder and David Wilkinson


Paperback | Feb 1999 | #95564 | ISBN: 033367491X
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Do we owe our duties to future generations? Do animals have rights? Should nature be respected for its own sake or only as a resource for human use? These questions and others are explored in the book, which exploes environmental law in the context of ethical ideas. Written in an accessible style and including many case studies, this volume is a concise text not only for students of law and related courses but also for all who are interested in environmental matters.


Introduction: Environmental Perspectives - The Main Ethical Approaches - Institutional Arrangements for Environmental Law - The International Development of Environmental Values - Environmental Policy-Sustainable Development - Environmental Principles - The Range of Legal Techniques - Property Law and the Environment - Wildlife - Waste Management - International Trade - Environmental Rights - Bibliography

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JOHN ALDER is Professor of Law at the University of Newcastle Upon Tyne. He was educated at Exeter and Durham Universities. For nearly thirty years he has taught in Universities in the UK, USA, Span and Kenya. He is the author of many books, including Environmental Law and Ethics, and articles in public law, environmental law and housing law. He is also a board member of three housing associations. DAVID WILKINSON is lecturer in Law at the University of Keele.

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