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Marine Environmental Governance

From International Law to Local Practice, 1st Edition

By Erika Techera


312 pages

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Marine Environmental Governance: From International Law to Local Practice considers the relationship between international environmental law and community-based management of marine areas. Focusing on small island states, in which indigenous populations have to a large extent continued to maintain traditional lifestyles, this book takes up the question of how indigenous customary law and state-based legislation can be reconciled in the implementation of international environmental law. Including a range of case studies, as well as detailed comparative analysis, it pursues an interdisciplinary approach to legal pluralism 'in practice' that will be of considerable interest to environmental lawyers, legal anthropologists, conservation biologists and those working in the area of community-based conservation.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1, Introduction; Chapter 2, Global Sustainable Development: theory, practice and law; Chapter 3, Marine environmental law, fisheries and Small Island States; Chapter 4, Communities and conservation; Chapter 5, The role of environmental law in post-colonial societies; Chapter 6, Legal approaches to community-based marine management; Chapter 7, Case Studies; Chapter 8, Comparative Analysis; Chapter 9, The Way Forward

About the Author

Erika J Techera is the Director of the Centre for International & Environmental law at Macquarie University, Australia. She researches in international and comparative environmental law, focusing upon marine environmental governance in the Pacific region. Her publications include ‘Marine Protected Areas Policy and Legislation Gap Analysis: Fiji Islands’, Suva: IUCN/WWF, 2009, co-authored with S Troniak

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Comparative
LAW / Customary
LAW / Environmental
LAW / International
LAW / Maritime
LAW / Indigenous Peoples
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government / Comparative
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Environmental Policy