New EPL issue features global politics, public interest, and regulatory processes
[Posted by: Carmel McNamara, IOS Press]
March 2022 | Amsterdam, NL – The latest issue of Environmental Policy and Law (EPL) expands on its “Stockholm+50 and Beyond” section with two new papers – the first of which sees Peter Haas examining international environmental politics and the second sees co-authors Yann Aguila and Marie-Cecile de Bellisan examine the quest for a global common interest in the emerging scenario of deepening of the global environmental challenges.
EPL Special Section
This issue begins with the editorial by the Editor-in-Chief Bharat H. Desai, PhD – who is also the curator of the content for EPL’s “Stockholm+50 and Beyond” section – in which he provides insight to the new content: “The lead article by Peter Haas (University of Massachusetts) examines international environmental politics (comprising veritable processes, actors, issues, emergence of norms, and governance forms) that impinge upon policy and legal processes. It posits a crucial question about the global governance architecture. For the architects of the Stockholm+50 event taking place in June 2022, the author has proposed three strategic options: a modest approach, an ambitious approach, and a transformational approach. Another lead article by Yann Aguila and Marie-Cecile de Bellis (Sciences Po Paris) seeks to place under the scanner the global public interest in the existing environmental challenges. The emerging practices enshrined in the global environmental legal instruments indicate something ‘common’ transcending beyond the narrow confines of state sovereignty that remains the fulcrum of global regulatory system.”