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dc.contributor.authorAbbot, Carolyn
dc.contributor.authorLee, Maria
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-08T12:16:20Z
dc.date.available2021-12-08T12:16:20Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20211208_9781787358584_50
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/51818
dc.description.abstractEnvironmental Groups and Legal Expertise explores theuse and understanding of law and legal expertise by environmental groups. Rather than the usual focus on the court room, it scrutinises environmental NGO advocacy during the extraordinarily dramatic Brexit process, from the referendum on leaving the EU in June 2016 to the debate around the new Environment Bill in the first half of 2020. There is generally a weak understanding of both the complexity and the potential of legal expertise in the environmental NGO community. Legal expertise can be more than a tool for campaigners, and more than litigation: it provides distinctive ways of both seeing the world and changing the world. The available legal resource in the sector is not just a practical limit on what can be done, but spills into the very understanding of what should be done, and what resource is needed. Mutually reinforcing links between capacity, understanding, culture and investment affect legal expertise across the board. There are, however, pockets of sophisticated legal expertise in the community, and legal expertise was heavily and often effectively used in the anomalously law-heavy Brexit-environment debate. The ability to call on thinly spread legal expertise in a crisis was in part due to effective NGO collaboration around Brexit-environment.
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::L Law::LN Laws of Specific jurisdictions::LNK Environment, transport & planning law::LNKJ Environment law
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::J Society & social sciences::JP Politics & government::JPW Political activism::JPWH Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
dc.subject.otherenvironmental law
dc.subject.otherNGOs
dc.subject.otherBrexit
dc.subject.otheradvocacy
dc.subject.otherlaw
dc.subject.othersustainability
dc.subject.otherpolitical science
dc.subject.otherenvironment
dc.titleEnvironmental Groups and Legal Expertise
dc.title.alternativeShaping the Brexit process
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.14324/111.9781787358584
oapen.relation.isPublishedBydf73bf94-b818-494c-a8dd-6775b0573bc2
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358584
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358591
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358607
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358614
oapen.relation.isbn9781787358621
oapen.imprintUCL Press
oapen.place.publicationLondon


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