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Maturity and methodology: Starting a debate about environmental law scholarship

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Many environmental law scholars perceive environmental law scholarship as immature. We discuss why this self-perception has arisen and argue that a common theme is methodology. We argue that the subject can only mature when we face its methodological challenges head on, and we identify four particular issues that have given rise to these challenges: the speed and scale of legal/regulatory change, the interdisciplinary nature of the subject, the heavy reliance in environmental law on a diverse...

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10.1093/jel/eqp012

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Role:
Author
Journal:
Journal of Environmental Law
Volume:
21
Issue:
2
Pages:
213-250
Publication date:
2009-01-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1464-374X
ISSN:
0952-8873
Source identifiers:
295442
Language:
English
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pubs:295442
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uuid:09bcc4ed-8ad5-414d-bcd1-f9542563fde7
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pubs:295442
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2014-08-16

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