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International Environmental Law and Asian Values

Legal Norms and Cultural Influences

This book juxtaposes international environmental norms and practices with relevant Asian policies and their applications in key areas. Roda Mushkat examines the fundamental principle of public participation in environmental law-making, as well as the "rights approach," against the emergence of democratic and human rights norms in the region. The complex relationship between trade and the environment is also discussed in light of the strong regional emphasis on economic growth, trade liberalization, and the aversion to conditionalities. Given regionalization processes in Asia-Pacific and elsewhere, this work seeks to establish to what extent such processes have led to the regionalization of international environmental law.

284 pages

Table of Contents

Foreword by Ved P. Nanda



1 Culture and International Law

2 Cultural Relativism and the Asian Values Debate

3 Asian Values and Environmental Protection

4 A Regional Approach to International Environmental Norms?

5 Factors Affecting the Domestic Implementation of International Environmental Law in the Asia Pacific Region

6 The Impact of International Trade

7 The Effects of Globalization on the Implementation of International Environmental Law in the Asia PaciWc Region

8 Globalization of Norms and Regionalization of Implementation





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