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Environmental Principles

From Political Slogans to Legal Rules

Nicolas de Sadeleer

  • Shows how fears over the environment evolve into laws
  • Analyses the precautionary principle, one of the most debated topics in current international environmental law
  • Examines new kinds of risk brought to the fore by issues such as global warming, GM food and BSE
  • Presents a new theory of norm formation in environmental law
  • Provides useful comparative analysis of the environmental laws of several EU states, the US, Australia, in addition to international and WTO laws

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