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The public interest environmental law group: from USA to Europe

Goodman, Martin; Connelly, James


Martin Goodman

James Connelly


The European environmental movement has been reconfigured since the introduction of the pan-European public interest environmental law group based on the model founded in the USA around 1970. Yet it has been claimed that there is a low degree of success in transplanting legal practices from one national space to another. Examination of the successful transplantation of a US legal model to the European context by the law group ClientEarth shows both that this claim is false and why it is false.


Goodman, M., & Connelly, J. (2018). The public interest environmental law group: from USA to Europe. Environmental Politics, 27(6), 1014-1032.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Feb 4, 2018
Online Publication Date Feb 19, 2018
Publication Date Feb 17, 2018
Deposit Date Jan 25, 2021
Journal Environmental Politics
Print ISSN 0964-4016
Electronic ISSN 1743-8934
Publisher Routledge
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 27
Issue 6
Pages 1014-1032
Keywords Environmental NGOs; ClientEarth; Environmental law; Public interest
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