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Legality and legitimacy: the environmental challenge

Elliott, Lorraine


The current world order is characterized by continuing loss of ecological services, a paucity of global spending on sustainable development and a disproportionate environmental impact on those who are already marginalized. These features raise doubts about both the adequacy and the legitimacy of the rule systems and institutions of global environmental governance. This chapter explores the tension between legality and legitimacy in the global politics of the environment through three...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Legality and legitimacy in global affairs
DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199781577.003.0012


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