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The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Development

The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Development

Author: Peter OrebechFred BosselmanJes BjarupDavid CalliesMartin ChanockAll authors
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Examines whether customary law can play a critical role in achieving viable systems for managing natural resources.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Orebech; Fred Bosselman; Jes Bjarup; David Callies; Martin Chanock; Hanne Petersen
ISBN: 9780511550621 0511550626 9780521859257 0521859255
OCLC Number: 718305020
Description: 1 online resource (524 pages)
Contents: The linkage between sustainable development and customary law --
Three case studies from Hawaii, Norway, and Greenland --
Social interaction : the foundation of customary law --
How custom becomes law in England --
How custom becomes law in Norway --
Adaptive resource management through customary law --
The place of customary law in democratic societies --
Customary law, sustainable development, and the failing state --
Towards sustainability : the basis in international law --
The case studies revisited --
The choice of customary law.
Responsibility: Peter Orebech, Fred Bosselman, Jes Bjarup, David Callies, Martin Chanock, Hanne Petersen.


Using case studies from Greenland, Hawaii and northern Norway, this 2006 book examines whether 'bottom-up' systems such as customary law can play a critical role in achieving viable systems for  Read more...


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Review of the hardback: 'The book is an insightful introduction to the topic, which will be of interest to academics and students in areas such as law, environmental studies, sociology and Read more...

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