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26 J. Envtl. L. & Litig. 461 (2011)
Righting Environmental Wrongs: Assessing the Role of Legal Systems in Redressing Environmental Grievances

handle is hein.journals/jenvll26 and id is 465 raw text is: JOSH GELLERS*

Righting Environmental Wrongs: Assessing the
Role of Legal Systems in Redressing
Environmental Grievances
1.     Overview of Relevant Theories...........      ............. 463
A. Theories of Law and Globalization...................    463
B. Theories of Policy Transfer and Diffusion............ 467
II.    The Development of Standing Doctrine
in the United States.................................      469
III.   The Revolution of Locus Standi in Indian Public Interest
Litigation      .......................................... 475
A. The Development of Environmental Rights in India ..... 477
B.   Synthesis       ................................ 479
IV.    A History of Environmental Law in Japan................    480
A. First Period         ..........................     .....480
B.   Second Period...    ............................. 481
C. Third Period        .............................. 484
D. Synthesis          ..........................      ......487
V.     Conclusion.        ...............   ....................488
During the second half of the twentieth century, many countries
fundamentally altered the way in which their legal systems addressed
* Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Political Science, University of California, Irvine;
M.A., Climate and Society, Columbia University; M.A., Political Science, University of
California, Irvine; B.A., Political Science, University of Florida, magna cum laude,
valedictorian, and Marshall Scholarship finalist. Josh has served as a researcher for the
Global Roundtable on Climate Change and the Center for Research on Environmental
Decisions. He has presented research on climate change, environmental law, and
environmental ethics at many conferences, including the American Political Science
Association and International Studies Association annual meetings. He is a member of the
University of California, Irvine Environment Institute's 2011 Sustainability Science
Team.

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