The Politics of Imported Rights

Noga Morag‐Levine

in Cause Lawyering and the State in a Global Era

Published in print November 2001 | ISBN: 9780195141177
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780199871391 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Socio-Legal Studies

 The Politics of Imported Rights

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This chapter examines the extent to which the Israel Union for Environmental Defense (I.U.E.D.), an Israeli environmental law group created on the model of the U.S.A's Natural Resources Defense Council (N.R.D.C.), has succeeded in influencing Israeli government policy on environmental issues, despite substantial difference in respect of national political sensitivities and priorities. A review of the I.U.E.D's performance illustrates how it has had to counter local perceptions of being a “U.S. import”, by shifting attention away from its global links and toward its concerns with indigenous issues.

Keywords: cause lawyers; environmental policy; Israel; I.U.E.D

Chapter.  9372 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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