You can't eat biodiversity: Agency and irrational norms in European aquatic environmental law

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dc.contributor.author O'Higgins, Tim G.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-05-11T09:33:43Z
dc.date.available 2017-05-11T09:33:43Z
dc.date.issued 2017-03
dc.identifier.citation O'Higgins, Tim G. (2017) 'You can't eat biodiversity: Agency and irrational norms in European aquatic environmental law'. Challenges in Sustainability, 5 (1):43-51. doi: 10.12924/cis2017.05010043 en
dc.identifier.volume 5 en
dc.identifier.issued 1 en
dc.identifier.startpage 43 en
dc.identifier.endpage 51 en
dc.identifier.issn 2297-6477
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/3942
dc.identifier.doi 10.12924/cis2017.05010043
dc.description.abstract Policies of the European Union cover a range of social, environmental and economic aspirations and the current environmental directives and laws have evolved from a suite of norms which have changed over time. These may be characterised loosely according to 'Three Ps ': Practical, those taking an anthropocentric approach; Pure, those taking an ecocentric approach and Popular, those appealing to the general public. In this paper I use these three perspectives as a tool to analyse the complexity and identify contradictions in European aquatic environmental legislation. Some trade- offs between development and conservation are identified and used to characterise the potential qualities of more successful agency to achieve environmental goals in the governance of European aquatic environments. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Librello en
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dc.rights © 2017 by the authors; licensee Librello, Switzerland. This open access article was published under a Creative Commons Attribution License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ en
dc.subject Biodiversity en
dc.subject Environmental policy en
dc.subject Ecosystem services en
dc.subject Transformation en
dc.title You can't eat biodiversity: Agency and irrational norms in European aquatic environmental law en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Tim O'Higgins, Marine Governace Group, MaREI, Environmental Research Institute, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: tim.ohiggins@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2017-05-11T09:24:32Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Challenges in Sustainability en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress tim.ohiggins@ucc.ie en


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