By Gary Wickham,Jo-Ann Goodie

The atmosphere has now not consistently been secure by means of legislations. It used to be no longer until eventually the center of the 20th century that ‘the surroundings’ got here to be understood as an entity short of certain care, and the law-politics duo firmly fastened its concentrate on this issue.

In this ebook Wickham and Goodie inform the tale of the way legislation and politics first came across the surroundings as an item short of targeted consciousness. They define the not going intersection of aesthetics and technological know-how that made ‘the atmosphere’ into the problem of serious drawback it really is this present day. The ebook describes the way in which inner most common-law thoughts and public-law legislative options have approached the duty of shielding the surroundings, and discover the best environmental problem to have to this point faced environmental legislations and politics; the specter of international weather swap. The booklet bargains descriptions of a number of the techniques being deployed to fulfill this problem and current a few troubling checks of them.

The booklet could be of significant curiosity to scholars, lecturers, and researchers of environmental legislations, socio-legal stories, environmental experiences, and political theory.

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