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An invitation to fellow epistemic travellers—towards future worlds in waiting: human rights and the environment in the 21st century

Grear, Anna and Kotze, Louis 2015. An invitation to fellow epistemic travellers—towards future worlds in waiting: human rights and the environment in the 21st century. In: Grear, Anna and Kotze, Louis eds. Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 1-6. (10.4337/9781782544432.00005)

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Abstract

Every book, in an important sense, ‘frames’ its subject area – not just between two covers but also – inevitably – within a set of epistemic choices or parameters. This book, in particular, is a Research Handbook on Human Rights and the Environment and such a title announces a particular aim. The title ‘research handbook’ implies a kind of authoritative overview – a certain degree of expert epistemic stability and validity. The term ‘frames’ the contribution of the book in a particular way: surely, a reader might think a ‘research handbook’ provides a relatively comprehensive and thoroughgoing initiation into a body of well-accepted, soundly constructed knowledge, covered by experts in its field. It might be comforting to think so – and certainly, many of the contributors to this handbook are world-leaders in the general field of ‘human rights’, and specifically, in the field of the deeply troubled, increasingly important legal nexus between ‘human rights’ and the ‘environment’ – yet matters are not nearly so stable as the term ‘handbook’ implies. For a start, even the term ‘human rights’ (so central to our subject matter) is fraught with ambiguities – as this handbook fully suggests.

Item Type: Book Section
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781782544425
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 08:51
URI: http://orca-mwe.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/86477

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