Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

Social-Ecological Resilience and Law

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Environmental law envisions ecological systems as existing in an equilibrium state, or a a€œbalance of nature, a€ reinforcing a rigid legal framework unable to absorb rapid environmental changes and innovations in sustainability. For the past three decades, a€œresilience theory, a€ which embraces uncertainty and nonlinear dynamics in complex adaptive systems, has shown itself to be a robust and invaluable basis for sound environmental management. Reforming American law to account for this knowledge is key to transitioning to sustainability. This volume features top legal and resilience scholars speaking on resilience theory and its legal applications to climate change, biodiversity, national parks, and water law.explain this shift as the product of several extralegal factors, including the increased emphasis among national forest users on ... helped local governments to persuade residents of the Anacostia River watershed to buy into restoration and enhancement initiatives (Arnold 2011, 852a€“853). ... The USFWS Manual, an internal agency guidance document whose legal status is variable and subject to dispute, anbsp;...

Title:Social-Ecological Resilience and Law
Author:Ahjond S. Garmestani, Craig R. Allen
Publisher:Columbia University Press - 2014-02-25


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