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Consensus and Global Environmental Governance: Deliberative Democracy in Nature's Regime

Walter F. Baber and Robert V. Bartlett


This book explores the practical and conceptual implications of the de facto necessity of consensus for development of international environmental law. Juristic democracy emphasizes the role of the citizen rather than the nation-state as the source of legitimacy in international environmental law. It would allow international law to be rooted in local knowledge and grounded in democratic deliberation and consensus. The aim is to construct a global jurisprudence based on collective will formation. Building on concepts presented in two previous books, Deliberative Environmental Politics and Glob ... More

Keywords: Consensus, Deliberative, Democracy, International Law, Environment, Legitimacy, Governance, Rules, Citizens

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780262028738
Published to MIT Press Scholarship Online: September 2015 DOI:10.7551/mitpress/9780262028738.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Walter F. Baber, author
California State University

Robert V. Bartlett, author