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The Role of Integrity in the Governance of the Commons

Governance, Ecology, Law, Ethics

Editors: Westra, Laura, Gray, Janice, Gottwald, Franz-Theo (Eds.)

  • No other legal work aimed at governance joins together scholars who base their work on ecological integrity or at least use it as a starting point
  • Most of the contributing authors accept the necessity for principled action and critique strongly the status quo
  • It is important to note that the agreement on principles and the forceful critique that ensues, coming from legal scholars, scientists including medical professionals, and economists
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This book explores the impact of disintegrity on various aspects of governance, as the disregard of ecological conditions produce grave direct effects to human rights (to water or food) and, indirectly, also to human security in several ways. International legal regimes need to be reconsidered and perhaps re-interpreted, in order to correct these situations that affect the commons today.
Some believe that our starting point should acknowledge the impact we already have on the natural world, and accept that we now live in the "anthropocene". Others think that the present emphasis on sustainable development needs to be re-defined. Finally, many believe that reconnecting with moral principles both in professional life and in governance in general represents a necessary first step.

About the authors

Laura Westra, Maple, CanadaJanice Gray, UNSW AustraliaFranz-Theo Gottwald, Schweisfurth-Stiftung

Table of contents (18 chapters)

  • Accountability for the Commons: Reconsiderations

    Sand, Peter H.

    Pages 3-21

  • Integrity at Risk: Potentials and Dangers of Synthetic Biology and How to Govern with Integrity

    Gottwald, Franz-Theo

    Pages 23-35

  • From Ecosystem Services to Ecological Solidarity

    Michelot, Agnes (et al.)

    Pages 37-50

  • Democracy, Sovereignty and the Challenge of the Global Commons

    Bosselmann, Klaus

    Pages 51-65

  • Pathways to Improved Water Law and Governance: Public Interest Litigation and Protest

    Gray, Janice

    Pages 69-89

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54392-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-54391-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Role of Integrity in the Governance of the Commons
Book Subtitle
Governance, Ecology, Law, Ethics
Editors
  • Laura Westra
  • Janice Gray
  • Franz-Theo Gottwald
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-54392-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-54392-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-54391-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 268
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations, 7 illustrations in colour
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