Legal Pluralism as a Theory for the Challenges on Environmental Health

Ronald Ralf Becerra Rodríguez
2019 Opinión Jurídica  
This paper intends to justify the theory of legal pluralism for studying environmen-tal health issues. The positive law approach has made some headway, although some areas of environmental health seem to be incipient. Hard law has encoun-tered difficulties to succeed in enforcing industrial pollution or water contamina-tion. Furthermore, national jurisdictions are prone to support particular economic interests. This conundrum of legal positivism encourages challenging it with the theory of
more » ... the theory of pluralism. It is found that the latter might allow deliberation and active participation of non-state actors within environmental health. It is also discussed that the plurality of law allows certain flexibility due to its little hierarchization, the lack of theoretical rules and the relaxation of state sovereignty.
doi:10.22395/ojum.v18n36a10 fatcat:4gawcsqdmbdwjegkn7umcy3pyy