Special Issue: Law and Governance of the Anthropocene

Special Issue: Law and Governance of the Anthropocene

This special issue brings together scholars from the disciplines of law and international relations to examine the ramifications of the Anthropocene for global governance and international law. The predominant focus of the literature to date has been understandably on defining the Anthropocene and on assessing what it means for the validity of longstanding viewpoints. However, more attention must be given to the specific changes needed in international relations and law in practice and as disciplines to adjust to the reality of human-driven planetary change. Thus, it aims to build upon existing scholarship by developing specific governance responses to the challenges of the Anthropocene. 

Special Issue Articles

Law and governance in the Anthropocene - Olivia Woolley and Cameron Harrington

Knowledge governance for the Anthropocene: Pluralism, populism, and decision-making - Sarah Clement

An architecture for a net zero world: Global climate governance beyond the epoch of failure - Anthony Burke

Regulating humanity's impact on the earth: The promise of transnational environmental law - Emily Webster

The ‘question of possibilities’ as a leitmotif for re-imagining law for the ‘Anthropocene’ - Laura Mai

Towards a transformative governance of the Amazon - Joana Castro Pereira and João Terrenas

Global ocean governance in the Anthropocene: From extractive imaginaries to planetary boundaries? - Tim Stephens

Towards planetary nexus governance in the Anthropocene: An earth system law perspective - Louis J. Kotzé and Rakhyun E. Kim

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