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Access to Environmental Justice

Call for Papers

Abstracts may only be submitted via the Easy Chair system. They must be no longer than 300 words and must include your title, name and institutional affiliation and your email address for correspondence.

The deadline for the submissions is Monday 19 January 2015.

The 2015 Socio-Legal Studies Association annual conference is taking place at the University of Warwick between 31 March and 2 April.
As co-covenors of the Environmental Justice stream, we invite contributions on the theme of 'Corporate Power and Environmental In/Justice'.
Contributions might, for example, cover the materialities of neoliberal economics, including the notion of the green economy in the context of sustainable development and poverty reduction, and attempts to use tort law to limit corporate power, or examine the tilted nature of the global legal order, including the ideological foundations of international environmental law and the relationship between eco-destruction and corporate transnational power etc - or, climate injustice and related themes.
The theme is supported by the Global Network on Human Rights and the Environment (GNHRE) (
Sam Adelman (University of Warwick)
Susan Wolf (University of Northumbria)

Session Programme

Tuesday: Session 1: Social Sciences Room 0.17

Session Title

Papers: From Theory to Practice in the Ecological Civilization Discourse : China’s Endeavor in a Global Concern - Farah (TBC)

Regulating Oil Multinational Corporations in Nigeria: A case for the African Union? - Ekhator

Thursday: Session 7 : Social Sciences Room 1.66

Session Title

Papers: Addressing the ‘drivers’ and ‘root causes’ of environmental and human rights harm within corporate law – a global approach - Turner

The Freedoms of the Neoliberal Company - Talbot

Thursday: Session 8 : Social Sciences Room 1.66

Session Title

Papers: Interrogating Growth: the inefficiency principle - Dine

Water Poverty, Sustainability and Human Rights: Re-balancing the Economics of Water Service Provision - McCann