Environmental governance arises out of a dynamic clash of law and politics. From local air pollution to climate change, addressing environmental challenges strikes at the heart of what it means to live in the world together.
In complex societies, governments must balance expertise, evidence, and analysis with the demands of legality and democratic accountability. These competing priorities shape institutions of political and judicial oversight as well as the substantive standards they use to evaluate agency decision making.
law as data
An explosion in the digital availability of legal documents, coupled with advances in computational techniques of text analysis and natural language processing, creates many new opportunities for scholars interested in studying the law and legal institutions.