9780521859257

The Role of Customary Law in Sustainable Development

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521859257

  • ISBN10:

    0521859255

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2006-02-20
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Summary

For many nations, a key challenge is how to achieve sustainable development without a return to centralized planning. Using case studies from Greenland, Hawaii and Northern Norway, this book examines whether 'bottom-up' systems such as customary law can play a critical role in achieving viable systems for managing natural resources. While the use of customary law does not always produce sustainability, the study of customary methods of resource management can give valuable insights into methods of managing resources in a sustainable way.

Table of Contents

Preface ix
Acknowledgements x
Table of cases
xi
List of international conventions
xviii
Introduction 1(11)
The linkage between sustainable development and customary law
12(31)
Three case studies from Hawaii, Norway and Greenland
43(46)
Social interaction: the foundation of customary law
89(69)
How custom becomes law in England
158(66)
How custom becomes law in Norway
224(21)
Adaptive resource management through customary law
245(37)
The place of customary law in democratic societies
282(56)
Customary law, sustainable development and the failing state
338(46)
Towards sustainability: the basis in international law
384(27)
The case studies revisited
411(24)
The choice of customary law
435(10)
Conclusion: customary law in a globalizing culture
445(6)
References 451(38)
Index 489(11)
Authors index 500

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