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Sharing Transboundary Resources : International Law and Optimal Resource Use - Eyal Benvenisti

Sharing Transboundary Resources

International Law and Optimal Resource Use


Published: 6th May 2002
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Why do states often fail to cooperate, using transboundary natural resources inefficiently and unsustainably? Benvenisti examines the contemporary international norms and policy recommendations that could provide incentives for states to cooperate. His approach is multi-disciplinary, proposing transnational institutions for the management of transboundary resources. Benvenisti takes a fresh approach to the problem, considering mismanagement as the link between domestic and international processes. As well, he explores reasons why some collective efforts to develop the international law on transnational ecosystems have failed, while others succeeded. This inquiry suggests that adjudicators need to be assertive in progressively developing the law, while relying on scientific knowledge more than on past practice. Global water policy issues seem set to remain a cause for concern for the foreseeable future; this study provides a new approach to the problem of freshwater, and will interest international environmentalists and lawyers, and international relations scholars and practitioners.

'This highly readable, intelligent, insightful, and deeply informative book will leave its mark on subsequent scholarship in the field ... Benvenisti has made important pathbreaking contributions with this book.' Connecticut Journal of International Law

The need for collective action in the management of transboundary resources
States as collective actors
The transnational conflict paradigm: structural failures and responses
Transnational institutions for transboundary ecosystem management: defining the tasks and the constraints
The structure and procedure of institutions for transboundary ecosystem management
The development of positive international law on transboundary ecosystems: a critical analysis
Efficiency, custom, and the evolution of the law
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ISBN: 9780521640985
ISBN-10: 0521640989
Series: Cambridge Studies in International and Comparative Law
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 6th May 2002
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.57