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Transboundary Harm in International Law: Lessons from the by Rebecca M. Bratspies, Russell A. Miller

By Rebecca M. Bratspies, Russell A. Miller

The Russian media are extensively noticeable to be more and more managed by means of the govt.. Leaders purchase up opposing tv channels and pour funds in as quickly because it hemorrhages out. consequently, television information has develop into narrower in scope and within the variety of viewpoints which it displays: leaders call for assimilation and close down dissenting stations. utilizing unique and huge concentration crew study and new advancements in cognitive idea, Ellen Mickiewicz unveils a profound mismatch among the complacent assumption of Russian leaders that the rustic will soak up their messages, and the audience at the different part of the monitor. this can be the 1st ebook to bare what the Russian viewers quite thinks of its information and the psychological recommendations they use to method it. the focal point on usual humans, instead of elites, makes a powerful contribution to the learn of post-communist societies and the individual's courting to the media.

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There has been, until now, a general correspondence between borders drawn in physical space . . ”15 The Trail Smelter Tribunal worked from a presumption that Canada not only ought to, but could, exert control over its territory. That presumption no longer rings true. Many contemporary environmental threats strain the traditional concept of sovereignty, defined as states’ control over defined territories. Pollution, global warming, and loss of ecosystem services defy borders. Indeed, these contemporary problems exploit the limitations imposed by clearly demarcated boundaries of state authority, creating harms over which individual states have little control and few tools to combat.

Dissertation. James R. D. dissertation, Queen’s University) (on file with author). Readers should also consult John D. Wirth, Smelter Smoke in North America (2000). 13 14 James R. 2 In the interim, a modern industrial complex was forged out of an allegedly uncharted wilderness, bringing progress and prosperity to a barren wasteland. As the Trail Smoke Eaters took to the ice in 1961, then, they were more than simply hockey players: they also were ambassadors for modern industrialism. Sponsored primarily by Consolidated Mining, which employed all but a few of the players, the Smoke Eaters evoked the smelter company’s peculiar territorial grip on the surrounding countryside.

There has been, until now, a general correspondence between borders drawn in physical space . . ”15 The Trail Smelter Tribunal worked from a presumption that Canada not only ought to, but could, exert control over its territory. That presumption no longer rings true. Many contemporary environmental threats strain the traditional concept of sovereignty, defined as states’ control over defined territories. Pollution, global warming, and loss of ecosystem services defy borders. Indeed, these contemporary problems exploit the limitations imposed by clearly demarcated boundaries of state authority, creating harms over which individual states have little control and few tools to combat.

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