Forging a socio-legal approach to environmental harms: global perspectives

Bergin, Tiffany and Orlando, Emanuela, eds. (2017) Forging a socio-legal approach to environmental harms: global perspectives. Law, Justice and Ecology . Routledge. ISBN 9781138936638

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Abstract

Environmental harms exert a significant toll and pose substantial economic costs on societies around the world. Although such harms have been studied from both legal and social science perspectives, these disciplinary-specific approaches are not, on their own, fully able to address the complexity of these environmental challenges. Many legal approaches, for example, are limited by their inattention to the motivations behind environmental offences, whereas many social science approaches are hindered by an insufficient grounding in current legislative frameworks.

This edited collection constitutes a pioneering attempt to overcome these limitations by uniting legal and social science perspectives. Together, the book’s contributors forge an innovative socio-legal approach to more effectively respond to, and to prevent, environmental harms around the world. Integrating theoretical and empirical work, the book presents carefully selected illustrations of how legal and social science scholarship can be brought together to improve policies. The various chapters examine how a socio-legal approach can ultimately lead to a more comprehensive understanding of environmental harms, as well as to innovative and effective responses to such environmental offences.

Item Type: Edited Book
Schools and Departments: School of Law, Politics and Sociology > Law
Subjects: H Social Sciences
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology > HV6001 Criminology
K Law
Depositing User: Emanuela Orlando
Date Deposited: 04 Apr 2019 10:39
Last Modified: 04 Apr 2019 10:39
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/83008

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