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Author Weston, Burns H., 1933-2015.
Title Green governance : ecological survival, human rights, and the law of the commons / Burns H. Weston, David Bollier.
Imprint Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013.

Author Weston, Burns H., 1933-2015.
Subject Environmental law -- Philosophy.
Human rights -- Environmental aspects.
Global commons.
Environmental law, International -- Philosophy.
Environmental protection -- International cooperation.
Environmental justice.
Alt Name Bollier, David.
Description 1 online resource (xxvi, 363 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Prologue -- pt. 1. Trends that point toward a new synthesis. The tragedy of the market. New governance models on the Internet. Imagining new types of governance that go beyond market and state -- The human right to a clean and healthy environment -- The quest for a new rights-based pathway. Intergenerational environmental rights. Nature's rights. Four systemic complications -- Making the conceptual transition to the new paradigm. The power of human rights. The potential of vernacular law. The necessity of self-organized governance and collaboration in complex adaptive systems -- pt. 2. The commons as a model for ecological governance. The characteristics of commons. A brief history of commons law and the right to the environment. Social scientists rediscover the commons -- The rise of the commons movement globally. Internal governance principles of commons. Macro-principles and policies to guide the state/market in supporting the commons sector. The special challenge of large-scale ecological commons -- Catalytic strategies for achieving green governance. Vernacular law commons. "Private law work-arounds". Localism and municipal law as a vehicle for protecting commons. Federal and provincial governments as supporters of commons formation and expansion. Expanding and strengthening the public trust doctrine. State trustee commons. Eco-digital innovations: crowdsourcing, participatory sensing, wikis, and more. Establishing commons trusts to manage common assets and distribute revenues. State chartering of new types of commons trusts. New types of multilateral frameworks that can manage large-scale common-pool resources -- Epilogue -- Appendix: Universal convenant affirming a human right to commons- and rights-based governance of Earth's natural wealth and resources -- Addendum: The international legal status of the human right to a clean and healthy environment -- Bibliography of pertinent books [p. 337-353].
Summary Proposes a new architecture of environmental law and public policy that is as practical as it is theoretically sound.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781139626170 (electronic bk.)
1139626175 (electronic bk.)
9781139540582 (electronic bk.)
1139540580 (electronic bk.)
1139613154 (electronic bk.)
9781139613156 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 823724179
Additional Format Print version: Weston, Burns H., 1933- Green governance. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2013 9781107034365 (DLC) 2012029091 (OCoLC)809988928.

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