Natural Resources and the Green Economy

Redefining the Challenges for People, States and Corporations


Volume Editors: Elena Blanco and Jona Razzaque
Considering that natural resources or green capital are the drivers of globalisation, this book focuses on the link between investment, trade and natural resource management in the context of the growing economic inequalities between states. It argues that there is a need to pay attention to the environmental and social conflicts arising out of economic globalisation and the response of regulatory and institutional mechanisms to the challenges of rapid resource depletion. This book will provide the readers a better understanding of the overlapping legal regimes, disagreement and diversities of legal processes, and the benefits and risks associated with sustainable management of the natural resource sector.

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Elena Blanco, Associate Professor of Economic Law at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol). She has published extensively on Spanish and Private International Law, including two books on the Spanish Legal System and recently co-authored a book on Globalisation and Natural
Resources Law
(Edward Elgar, 2011).

Jona Razzaque, Associate Professor of Environmental Law at the University of the West of England (UWE, Bristol). She has researched widely on access to justice and participatory rights in environmental matters and her publications include Public Interest Environmental Litigation in India,
Pakistan and Bangladesh
(Kluwer, 2004), Globalisation and Natural Resources Law (Edward Elgar, 2011) and Environmental Governance in Europe and Asia (Routledge, 2012).
List of Contributors

by Elena Blanco and Jona Razzaque

Rethinking Investment Contracts through a Sustainable Development Lens
by Lorenzo Cotula

China's Engagement with Latin America: Partnership or Plunder?
by Carmen G. Gonzalez

Resource Sovereignty in the Global Environmental Order
by Jona Razzaque

The Right to Water in South Africa: Constitutional Managerialism and a Call for Pluralism
by Nathan Cooper and Duncan French

Food Security, Biofuels and Corporate Sustainability
by Thomas West

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Defence of Human Rights
by Shanta Martin

Natural Resources Management: Protecting Fisheries in the 21st Century
by Malgosia Fitzmaurice

Extractive Industries, Corruption and Transparency
by Indira Carr and Elina Konstantinidou

This book is primarily aimed at academics, scholars and policy makers. In addition, the book will be valuable to students of environmental politics, public policy, and environmental law.