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The Seven Degrees of Relevance: Why Should Real-World Environmental Attorneys Care Now About Sustainable Development Policy?

dc.contributor.authorRuhl, J. B.
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-14T21:06:07Z
dc.date.available2014-07-14T21:06:07Z
dc.date.issued1998
dc.identifier.citation8 Duke Envtl. L. & Pol'y F. 273 (1998)en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1803/6575
dc.description.abstractThis article explores the evolution of the concept of "sustainable development" through what I suggest are the "seven degrees" of relevance of legal conceptualizations: (1) translation of concept into norm; (2) uncontestability of the norm; (3) intolerance of violation of the norm; (4) demand for fulfillment of the norm; (5) translation of the norm as policy goal; (6) policy consequences based on the norm; (7) translation into hard law to apply. I suggest that, at the time of the writing (1998), sustainable development was stuck on level five.en_US
dc.format.extent1 document (23 pages)en_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherDuke Environmental Law & Policy Forumen_US
dc.subject.lcshSustainable development -- Law and legislationen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnvironmental lawen_US
dc.titleThe Seven Degrees of Relevance: Why Should Real-World Environmental Attorneys Care Now About Sustainable Development Policy?en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.ssrn-urihttp://ssrn.com/abstract=1354181


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