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Ecosystem services and human well-being in a globalized world: Assessing the role of law

Razzaque, Jona; Blanco, Elena

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Abstract

There is no denying the close linkage between ecosystem services and human well-being. Human well-being is dependent on the sustainable management of ecosystem services. With economic globalization and free trade, there is an increasing demand for these services. Yet, poverty, inefficient management of common resources, and inadequate legal and governance frameworks have a negative impact on human well-being. This article examines the impact of globalization as well as the legal mechanisms for the management of ecosystem services arguing that the need for a concerted and synergistic legal approach to manage ecosystem services in a sustainable manner that includes human rights principles alongside market-based instruments. © 2009 by The Johns Hopkins University Press.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Aug 1, 2009
Journal Human Rights Quarterly
Print ISSN 0275-0392
Publisher Johns Hopkins University Press
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 3
Pages 692-720
APA6 Citation Razzaque, J., & Blanco, E. (2009). Ecosystem services and human well-being in a globalized world: Assessing the role of law. Human Rights Quarterly, 31(3), 692-720. https://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.0.0098
DOI https://doi.org/10.1353/hrq.0.0098
Keywords ecosystems, globalization, law, human well-being
Publisher URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/hrq.0.0098
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