This book explores the nature of such linkages, taking as a
case study the Convention on the International Trade in Endangered Species (CITES)
via its domestic analog in the U.S., the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The
analysis employs both quantitative and qualitative methods including interviews,
surveys, statistical analysis, and document review. The author concludes that
while the framework of CITES enforcement in the U.S. allows for
national-to-local extension of the CITES implementation chain, it also presents
challenges that should be addressed by international policymakers who consider
devolution as a way of assisting global policy.
The book includes a Foreword by Scott A. Frisch, a professor of political science (and chair of the department) at California State University, Channel Islands. Frisch notes that "in this book Jonathan Liljeblad offers an enlightening and long-overdue look at the issue of local implementation of international policy.... Liljeblad is able to arrive at insightful conclusions as well as concrete recommendations for policymakers wishing to improve coordination and execution of international policies that rely on local governments for their implementation." He concludes, "Liljeblad's recommendations would foster a climate of greater understanding of the connections between international and domestic policy and should be heeded by all levels of government to remove unnecessary roadblocks that can derail implementation."
A new study in the international protection of animal and plant species, presented by Quid Pro Books.
JONATHAN LILJEBLAD studies the connections between local and global phenomena using interdisciplinary methods in law, politics, and sociology. His focus is on the linkages between international legal instruments and local political, economic, social, and cultural contexts. His work uses quantitative and qualitative social science research methods to study the law. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science and a J.D., both from the University of Southern California. He received his B.S. from the California Institute of Technology. He has taught courses in international law, international environmental policy, and international human rights at the University of California—Los Angeles, the University of Southern California, and Loyola Marymount University. He is currently a postdoctoral fellow at the School of Law of the University of New England in New South Wales, Australia.
It provides indigenous custodians the opportunity to explain how they view and treat the sacred through a written account that is available to a global audience. It thus illuminates similarities and differences of both definitions, interpretations and governance approaches regarding sacred natural phenomena and their conservation. The volume presents an international range of case studies, from the recent controversy of pipeline construction at Standing Rock, a sacred site for the Sioux people spanning North and South Dakota, to others located in Australia, Canada, East Timor, Hawaii, India, Mexico, Myanmar, Nigeria and the Philippines.
Each chapter includes an analytical introduction and conclusion written by the editors to identify common themes, unique insights and key messages. The book is therefore a valuable teaching resource for students of indigenous studies, anthropology, religion, heritage, human rights and law, nature conservation and environmental protection. It will also be of great interest to professionals and NGOs concerned with nature and heritage conservation.
It is the role of law to form the pivot around which these issues are addressed in society in the form of food governance mechanisms. The chapters in this book address a range of issues in food governance revolving around questions of justice, fairness, equality and human rights. They identify different issues regarding inequality in access and control over food governance. Some address generic governance and institutional issues across a range of international contexts, while others present case studies, including from Argentina, China, India, Indonesia, Thailand, UK and West Africa. The book offers directions for reform of the law and legal institutions to mitigate the dangers of inequality and promote greater fairness in food governance.