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On Hunger: Science, Ethics and Law
by Laura Westra

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English

Pages

396

Publication Date

October 01, 2017

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On Hunger focuses on the interface between food and public health and on the flawed regulations intended to protect us. Food not only represents nourishment for the body; it also possesses other valuable aspects that are protected by international legal instruments. Westra argues for the importance of effecting radical changes: to protect and improve the present system of food production and distribution. Starting from several reports produced by the FAO and the WHO, Westra argues for the need of a complete and radical re-evaluatio of current practices and systems in order to meet the obligation of the international community to prevent hunger. There is a particular emphasis on the problems facing the poor in the third world, but also the different but equally grave problems of those in developed countries, where the emphasis remans on corporate profit rather than on the protection of individuals, as present dangers affect all, starting from the children of all ages.<br /><br />Most of the existing literature on hunger and food does not address the harm that current practices inflict on people globally. Laura Westra’s <i>On Hunger</i> focuses on the interface between food and public health and on the flawed regulations intended to protect us. Food not only represents nourishment for the body; it also possesses other valuable aspects that are protected by international legal instruments. Westra argues for the importance of effecting radical changes: to protect and improve the present system of food production and distribution.<br /><br />This timely book explores every aspect of this challenge, from the impact of climate change, the role of the media and obligations to future generations. Westra also considers the legality of financial contributions on the part of agribusiness to political figures and campaigns, as well as their intrusion in the drafting of bills and regulatory regimes. Finally, the book highlights more positive developments,including the expansion of the remit of the International Criminal Court to include environmental crimes.<br /><br /><i>On Hunger</i> offers an original take on this increasingly important issue and will provide fascinating reading for scholars and students in law, philosophy and human rights.
The Multilateral Trading System and Human Rights: A Governance Sp...
by Mihir Kanade

Language

English

Pages

304

Publication Date

September 18, 2017

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<P>This book contributes an original theory to understanding human rights and international trade. It offers the ‘governance space’ framework for analysing the linkages and normative relationships between the multilateral trading system (MTS) and human rights regimes. Drawing upon key case studies, the author identifies connecting strands as also gaps in linkage issues. He further examines the ‘right to development’ approach to resolve tensions between these two regimes and demonstrates how the approach may be the most appropriate road map to finding sustainable solutions in balancing human rights and equitable free trade in a complex globalised world.</P><br /><P>Presenting new legal analyses informed by current debates drawn from international organisations – the World Trade Organization, United Nations, International Labour Organization – governments, civil society and academia as well as global commitments such as the Sustainable Development Goals, the book proposes a systematic and holistic policy intervention.</P><br /><P>This timely and transdisciplinary text will be of great interest to academics, students and scholars of human rights, international trade,</P><br /><P>international law, development studies, public policy and governance, economics, politics and international relations. It will also be useful to policymakers, think-tanks, human rights advocates, professionals, lawyers, civil society organisations, non-governmental organisations and trade experts.</P>
Klugheit, Glück, Gerechtigkeit. Ethische Argumentationslinien in...
by , Albrecht Müller

Language

German

Pages

118

Publication Date

November 15, 2014

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Die starken globalen Veränderungen der vergangenen Jahre – sowohl auf gesellschaftlicher Ebene als auch auf Ebene der Biosphäre und des Klimas – führen dazu, dass sich die Akteure im Naturschutz auch einer ethischen Grundsatzdiskussion neu stellen und ihre Wertesysteme hinterfragen sowie ggf. neu justieren müssen. Es ist etwa zu klären, welches Ideal von Natürlichkeit die Gesellschaft vertreten will, wie mit den Veränderungen im Artengefüge von Schutzgebieten umzugehen ist und welche Verantwortung wir haben, wenn neue Arten hin-zukommen. Auf politischer Ebene stellt sich dabei die Frage nach der Handlungsrelevanz und ob in Zeiten einer knappen Haushaltslage nur das schützenswert ist, was dem Menschen nützlich erscheint. Die vorliegende Publikation geht von einer umfassenden Reflexion über die expliziten und impliziten ethischen Grundannahmen der Nationalen Strategie zur biologischen Vielfalt (NBS) aus und bezieht naturschutzrelevante Kapitel der Deutschen Anpassungsstrategie an den Klimawandel (DAS) in die Analyse mit ein. Es zeigt sich, dass den im Naturschutz etablierten soziokulturellen, ökonomischen und ökologischen Begründungsmustern ethische Argumente zu Grunde liegen, denen bei bewusster Verwendung ein hohes Potenzial für die erfolgreiche Neugestaltung von Naturschutzarbeit zuzusprechen ist. Die herausgearbeiteten 'guten Gründe' für beide Strategien wurden in einem weiteren Schritt für die naturschutzpolitische Kommunikations-, Öffentlichkeits- und Bildungsarbeit aufbereitet. 'Gute Gründe' be-deuten hierbei zum einen 'philosophisch stichhaltige', zum anderen aber auch 'strategisch erfolgversprechende' Argumente. Gewählt wurde eine Neuordnung der ethischen Begründungen unter dem Dreiklang "Klugheit, Glück, Gerechtigkeit", die wichtige Impulse für eine Weiterentwicklung ethisch fundierter Naturschutzargumente liefern kann.
The Glue Guy: The Zoo Crew Series Book 4
by Dustin Stevens

Language

English

Pages

318

Publication Date

July 19, 2015

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Deep in the heart of winter, things are beginning to shift for the Zoo Crew. Drake Bell is wrapping up his last days in law school and preparing to take the bar exam. Kade Keuhl has finally relented and agreed to apply for his private investigator’s license. The ski lift at the local Snow Plaza has grounded everybody from hitting the slopes. And Emily, Drake's former college flame, is back in town looking to make him an offer that could alter everything moving forward.<br /><br />A hundred miles east of Missoula, just outside of Butte, the mansion of reclusive billionaire Wes Koenig is burned to the ground. A radical new accelerant is used to reduce the place to rubble in a fraction of expected time, leaving local law enforcement stumped and heightening the impetus to apprehend whoever is responsible.<br /><br />Working under the constraints of expectations and growing unrest, a much deep story unfolds than anybody anticipated. What started as a simple case of arson soon begins to stretch back a decade in length, encompassing land deals gone bad, deep personal ideologies, and activism taken to its ugly extreme.<br />
A Civil Action
by Jonathan Harr

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English

Pages

514

Publication Date

August 10, 2011

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This true story of an epic courtroom showdown, where two of the nation's largest corporations were accused of causing the deaths of children from water contamination, was a #1 national bestseller and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award. <br />  <br /> Described as “a page-turner filled with greed, duplicity, heartache, and bare-knuckle legal brinksmanship by <i>The New York Times</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is the searing, compelling tale of a legal system gone awry—one in which greed and power fight an unending struggle against justice. Yet it is also the story of how one man can ultimately make a difference.  Representing the bereaved parents, the unlikeliest of heroes emerges: a young, flamboyant Porsche-driving lawyer who hopes to win millions of dollars and ends up nearly losing everything, including his sanity. With an unstoppable narrative power reminiscent of Truman Capote’s <i>In Cold Blood</i>, <i>A Civil Action</i> is an unforgettable reading experience that will leave the reader both shocked and enlightened.<br />  <br /> <i>A Civil Action</i> was made into a movie starring John Travolta and Robert Duvall.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Client Earth
by , Martin Goodman

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

May 11, 2017

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<p><b>Environmentally, our planet lacks the laws to keep it safe and those laws we do have are feebly enforced. Every new year is the hottest in human history, while forest, reef, ice, tundra, and species are disappearing forever. It is easy to lose all hope.</b></p> <p>Who will stop the planet from committing ecological suicide? The UN? Governments? Activists? Corporations? Engineers? Scientists? Whoever, environmental laws need to be enforceable and enforced. Step forward a fresh breed of passionately purposeful environmental lawyers. They provide new rules to legislatures, see that they are enforced, and keep us informed. They tackle big business to ensure money flows into cultural change, because money is the grammar of business just as science is the grammar of nature.</p> <p>At the head of this new legal army stands James Thornton, who takes governments to court, and wins. And his client is the Earth.</p> <p>With <i>Client Earth</i>, we travel from Poland to Ghana, from Alaska to China, to see how citizens can use public interest law to protect their planet. Foundations and philanthropists support the law group ClientEarth because they see, plainly and brightly, that the law is a force all parties recognize. Lawyers who take the Earth as their client are exceptional and inspirational. They give us back our hope.</p> <p><b>PRAISE FOR JAMES THORNTON AND MARTIN GOODMAN</b></p> <p>‘Humanity's grace and dignity are restored each time a case is successfully brought and won … by these exceptional environmental lawyers.’ <i>Sculpture</i></p>
The Rights of Nature: A Legal Revolution That Could Save the Worl...
by David R. Boyd

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English

Pages

312

Publication Date

September 05, 2017

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<p><b>An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life</b></p><br /><p><i>Palila v Hawaii</i>. New Zealand’s <i>Te Urewera Act</i>. <i>Sierra Club v Disney</i>. These legal phrases hardly sound like the makings of a revolution, but beyond the headlines portending environmental catastrophes, a movement of immense import has been building — in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities across the globe. Cultures and laws are transforming to provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it.</p><br /><p>Lawyers from California to New York are fighting to gain legal rights for chimpanzees and killer whales, and lawmakers are ending the era of keeping these intelligent animals in captivity. In Hawaii and India, judges have recognized that endangered species — from birds to lions — have the legal right to exist. Around the world, more and more laws are being passed recognizing that ecosystems — rivers, forests, mountains, and more — have legally enforceable rights. And if nature has rights, then humans have responsibilities.</p><br /><p>In <i>The Rights of Nature</i>, noted environmental lawyer David Boyd tells this remarkable story, which is, at its heart, one of humans as a species finally growing up. Read this book and your world view will be altered forever.</p>
Uncommon Ground: Rethinking the Human Place in Nature
by W. W. Norton & Company

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English

Pages

560

Publication Date

October 17, 1996

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<p>A controversial, timely reassessment of the environmentalist agenda by outstanding historians, scientists, and critics.</p><br />In a lead essay that powerfully states the broad argument of the book, William Cronon writes that the environmentalist goal of wilderness preservation is conceptually and politically wrongheaded. Among the ironies and entanglements resulting from this goal are the sale of nature in our malls through the Nature Company, and the disputes between working people and environmentalists over spotted owls and other objects of species preservation.<br /><br /><br /><br />The problem is that we haven't learned to live responsibly in nature. The environmentalist aim of legislating humans out of the wilderness is no solution. People, Cronon argues, are inextricably tied to nature, whether they live in cities or countryside. Rather than attempt to exclude humans, environmental advocates should help us learn to live in some sustainable relationship with nature. It is our home.
The Climate Casino
by William D. Nordhaus

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English

Pages

393

Publication Date

October 22, 2013

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<DIV>Climate change is profoundly altering our world in ways that pose major risks to human societies and natural systems. We have entered the Climate Casino and are rolling the global-warming dice, warns economist William Nordhaus. But there is still time to turn around and walk back out of the casino, and in this essential book the author explains how.</DIV><div> </DIV><div>Bringing together all the important issues surrounding the climate debate, Nordhaus describes the science, economics, and politics involved—and the steps necessary to reduce the perils of global warming. Using language accessible to any concerned citizen and taking care to present different points of view fairly, he discusses the problem from start to finish: from the beginning, where warming originates in our personal energy use, to the end, where societies employ regulations or taxes or subsidies to slow the emissions of gases responsible for climate change.</DIV><div> </DIV><div>Nordhaus offers a new analysis of why earlier policies, such as the Kyoto Protocol, failed to slow carbon dioxide emissions, how new approaches can succeed, and which policy tools will most effectively reduce emissions. In short, he clarifies a defining problem of our times and lays out the next critical steps for slowing the trajectory of global warming.</DIV>
After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene
by Jedediah Purdy

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English

Pages

337

Publication Date

September 01, 2015

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Nature no longer exists apart from humanity. The world we will inhabit is the one we have made. Geologists call this epoch the Anthropocene, Age of Humans. The facts of the Anthropocene are scientific—emissions, pollens, extinctions—but its shape and meaning are questions for politics. Jedediah Purdy develops a politics for this post-natural world.

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