By Joshua C. Gellers

Over the prior forty years, nations during the global have equally followed human rights with regards to environmental governance and safeguard in nationwide constitutions. apparently, those international locations fluctuate greatly by way of geography, politics, historical past, assets, and wealth. This increases the query: why perform a little nations have constitutional environmental rights whereas others don't? Bringing jointly concept from legislation, political technology, and sociology, a world statistical research, and a comparative examine of constitutional layout in South Asia, Gellers provides a finished reaction to this significant query. relocating past normative debates and anecdotal advancements in case legislation, in addition to efforts to explain and categorize such rights around the globe, this ebook offers a scientific research of the growth of environmental rights utilizing social technological know-how tools and idea. The ensuing theoretical framework and empirical proof supply new insights into how household and overseas components have interaction through the structure drafting procedure to supply new legislation that's either in the neighborhood correct and globally resonant. students, practitioners, and scholars of legislation, political technology, and sociology drawn to realizing how associations deal with advanced difficulties like environmental degradation and human rights violations will locate this booklet to be crucial reading.

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