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Law and Catastrophe

Law and Catastrophe

Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, and Martha Merrill Umphrey (eds)

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804756839
eISBN:
9780804768344
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804756839.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

The study of catastrophe is a growth industry. Today, cosmologists scan the heavens for asteroids of the kind that smashed into earth some ninety million years ago, leading to the swift extinction of ... More

Law in CrisisThe Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Law in Crisis: The Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Ruth A. Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762564
eISBN:
9780804772426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762564.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Taking natural disaster as the political and legal norm is uncommon. Taking a person who has become unstable and irrational during a disaster as the starting point for legal analysis is equally ... More

Making Law MatterEnvironmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil

Making Law Matter: Environmental Protection and Legal Institutions in Brazil

Lesley K. McAllister

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804758239
eISBN:
9780804783101
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804758239.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Although many developing countries have environmental statutes, regulations, and resolutions on the books, these laws are rarely enforced and often ignored. This volume presents a book-length ... More

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