Skip to main content
    • Aa
    • Aa
  • Get access
    Check if you have access via personal or institutional login
  • Cited by 5
  • Cited by
    This article has been cited by the following publications. This list is generated based on data provided by CrossRef.

    Fisher, Elizabeth 2013. Climate Change Litigation, Obsession and Expertise: Reflecting on the Scholarly Response toMassachusetts v. EPA. Law & Policy, Vol. 35, Issue. 3, p. 236.

    Lovell, Heather and Ghaleigh, Navraj Singh 2013. Climate change and the professions: the unexpected places and spaces of carbon markets. Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers, Vol. 38, Issue. 3, p. 512.

    Carlarne, Cinnamon and Farber, Daniel 2012. Law Beyond Borders: Transnational Responses to Global Environmental Issues. Transnational Environmental Law, Vol. 1, Issue. 01, p. 13.

    Heyvaert, Veerle and Etty, Thijs 2012. Introducing Transnational Environmental Law. Transnational Environmental Law, Vol. 1, Issue. 01, p. 1.

    Lin, Jolene and Scott, Joanne 2012. Looking Beyond the International: Key Themes and Approaches of Transnational Environmental Law. Transnational Environmental Law, Vol. 1, Issue. 01, p. 23.


The Rise of Transnational Environmental Law and the Expertise of Environmental Lawyers

  • Elizabeth Fisher (a1)
  • DOI:
  • Published online: 21 December 2011

The concept of transnational environmental law is used descriptively and prescriptively to refer to a multitude of legal processes which are distinct from transnational law in other legal areas. Hence, the rise of transnational environmental law requires environmental lawyers to reflect on their skills and knowledge and to foster both their contributory and interactional expertise in this area. That process of fostering expertise needs to be seen in light of a number of intellectual challenges, including the necessity to engage with comparative environmental law methodology, the need to not privilege one legal system over others, the need to engage with extended legal pluralism, the importance of thinking about the role of language in legal processes, and the significance of understanding the process of co-production.

Linked references
Hide All

This list contains references from the content that can be linked to their source. For a full set of references and notes please see the PDF or HTML where available.

E. Fisher , B. Lange , E. Scotford & C. Carlarne , ‘Maturity and Methodology: Starting a Debate about Environmental Law Scholarship’ (2009) 21(2) Journal of Environmental Law, pp. 213–50 at 228–31.

E. Fisher , P. Pascual & W. Wagner , ‘Understanding Environmental Models in Their Legal and Regulatory Context’ (2010) 22(2) Journal of Environmental Law, pp. 251–83.

R. Lee & E. Stokes , ‘Environmental Governance: Reconnecting the Global and Local’ (2009) 36(1) Journal of Law and Society, pp. 1–10

P.-O. Busch , H. Jörgens & K. Tews , ‘The Global Diffusion of Regulatory Instruments: The Making of a New International Environmental Regime’ (2005) 598(1) Annals of the American Academy of Political Science, pp. 146–57.

V. Heyvaert , ‘Levelling Down, Levelling Up, and Governing Across: Three Responses to Hybridization in International Law’ (2009) 20(3) European Journal of International Law, pp. 647–74

S. Bogojevic , ‘Ending the Honeymoon: Deconstructing Emissions Trading Discourses’ (2009) 21(3) Journal of Environmental Law, pp. 443–68.

N. de Sadeleer , Environmental Principles: From Political Slogans to Legal Rules (Oxford University Press, 2002).

D. Kelemen , Eurolegalism: The Transformation of Law and Regulation in the European Union (Harvard University Press, 2011).

C. Carlarne , ‘Good Climate Governance: Only a Fragmented System of International Law Away?’ (2008) 30(4) Law & Policy, pp. 450–80.

J. Scott , ‘From Brussels with Love: The Transatlantic Travels of European Law and the Chemistry of Regulatory Attraction’ (2009) 57(4) American Journal of Comparative Law, pp. 897–942

V. Heyvaert , ‘Governing Climate Change: Towards a New Paradigm for Risk Regulation’ (2011) 74 The Modern Law Review, pp. 817–44.

H. Collins & R. Evans , Rethinking Expertise (University of Chicago Press, 2007).

H. Collins , ‘Language and Practice’ (2011) 41 Social Studies of Science, pp. 271–300.

G. Teubner , ‘Breaking Frames: The Global Interplay of Legal and Social Systems’ (1997) 45(1) American Journal of Comparative Law, pp. 149–69.

E. Fisher , ‘Risk Regulatory Concepts and the Law’, in Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (ed.), Risk and Regulatory Policy: Improving the Governance of Risk (OECD, 2010)

S. Jasanoff , Designs on Nature: Science and Democracy in Europe and the United States (Princeton University Press, 2005).

B. Wynne , ‘Seasick on the Third Wave? Subverting the Hegemony of Propositionalism: Response to Collins & Evans (2002)’ (2003) 33(3) Social Studies of Science, pp. 401–17

S. Jasanoff , ‘Breaking the Waves in Science Studies: Comment on H.M. Collins and Robert Evans, “The Third Wave of Science Studies”’ (2003) 33(3) Social Studies of Science, pp. 389–400.

R. Evans , ‘The Sociology of Expertise: The Distribution of Social Fluency’ (2008) 2 Sociology Compass, pp. 281–98.

E. Fisher , “The Perfect Storm” of reach: Charting Regulatory Controversy in the Age of Information, Sustainable Development, and Globalization’ (2008) 11(4) Journal of Risk Research, pp. 541–63.

Recommend this journal

Email your librarian or administrator to recommend adding this journal to your organisation's collection.

Transnational Environmental Law
  • ISSN: 2047-1025
  • EISSN: 2047-1033
  • URL: /core/journals/transnational-environmental-law
Please enter your name
Please enter a valid email address
Who would you like to send this to? *