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Environmental Governance in the Developing World Research Guide: About This Guide

This guide is to assist research on environmental governance in developing countries, with a focus on China and South East Asia. Resources include laws, policies, and regulations of foreign countries. This guide will not cover international environmental


This research guide was created to meet the research needs for the "Environmental Governance in the Developing World" class taught at VLS in the summer term. However, anyone who has a research topic on Environmental Law and Policies in Foreign Countries will find this guide helpful. 

Navigate through the tabs at the top of the site to see different resources available either in print or online, offered by VLS Library or free on the web. 

Should you have any questions or comments about this guide, please feel free to contact me! :)

Research Method

When starting a research topic on foreign or comparative law, your first step should be to use English-languagsecondary sources to acquaint yourself with the characteristics of a foreign legal system, using journal and news articles, and books. 

Secondary sources often provide background, context, and commentary on the legal issue.

Citing to Foreign Law

For guidance in citing to laws from a jurisdiction outside the U.S., consult Rule 20 and Table 2 of The Bluebook, available for checkout at the Information Desk.

Rule 20 provides general guidelines for citing to foreign law.  Table 2 lists sources of law, along with sample citations, for 43 jurisdictions.

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