Conceptualising Global Environmental Constitutionalism in a Regional Context

Kotze, Louis (2018) Conceptualising Global Environmental Constitutionalism in a Regional Context. In: Global Constitutionalism from European and East Asian Perspectives. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 422-448. ISBN 9781108264877

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The core thesis of this chapter is that the Anthropocene’s deepening global socio-ecological crisis underlines the urgent need to revisit the potential of constitutionalism in achieving some of the global regulatory interventionist outcomes that would be necessary to maintain an ordered co-existence and to improve global socio-ecological security. To this end, there is a case to be made out in support of globalizing environmental constitutionalism, which requires exploring the extent to which environmental constitutionalism manifests in the global regulatory space. The chapter specifically aims to highlight how global environmental constitutionalism currently manifests in a regional environmental law and governance setting in the European Union (EU) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). In doing so, the chapter offers a perspective on the potentially different manifestations of global environmental constitutionalism in a comparable, but different, regional setting, while providing common ground for global constitutionalism and environmental law discourses to bridge the separated discursive tracks that these two areas of interest have hitherto followed.

Keywords:Global environmental constitutionalism, regional environmental constitutionalism, Anthropocene, European Union, Association of Southeast Asian Nations
Subjects:M Law > M140 Comparative Law
M Law > M120 European Union Law
M Law > M130 Public International Law
Divisions:College of Social Science > Lincoln Law School
ID Code:43665
Deposited On:22 Jan 2021 11:34

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