Monday, November 2, 2009

Maturity and Methodology in Environmental Law Scholarship

Liz Fisher (Corpus Christi College, Oxford) and co-authors have an interesting and provocative new article in the Journal of Environmental Law designed to start a debate about the nature and methodology of Environmental Law scholarship. I'm not sure I share the sense that scholarship in Environmental Law is particularly immature, but writing about Environmental Law certainly is complicated by the inherently cross-disciplinary nature of the issues, which range from biology and ecology to economics, political science, and anthropology. Personally, I'm rather more positive about the inevitable dilettantism of Environmental Law scholarship than are Liz and her co-authors. Anyway, it's a very stimulating article.

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