JEL Richard Macrory Prize for Best Article: Honorable Mentions Vito De Lucia, 'Bare Nature. The Biopolitical Logic of the International Regulation of Invasive Alien Species' (2019) 31 JEL 109-134
Jonathan Pickering et al., 'Global Climate Governance Between Hard and Soft Law: Can the Paris Agreement’s ‘Crème Brûlée’ Approach Enhance Ecological Reflexivity?' (2019) 31 JEL 1-28
These papers demonstrated excellent scholarship; combining in their own way a range of normative, ethical and scientific issues, and thereby drawing from a range of literatures to inform their legal insights. Be it the theoretical framing of attempts to regulate invasive species within the concept of bio-politics or the shifting regulatory forms and types in climate change governance, these papers were skilfully written, original in their argumentation and/or construction, persuasive in their argumentation, and deserve honourable mentions.
ABOUT THE AWARD The Editorial Board and the Advisory Board of the Journal of Environmental Law are delighted to announce the creation of the Annual Richard Macrory Prize for the Best Article in the Journal of Environmental Law . The Prize, £500 of OUP books, will be awarded each year for the most thought-provoking and innovative article published in the Journal in that year. The winning article, and any articles that receive Honorable Mentions, will be made freely available to read for the duration of one (1) year. All articles published in the Journal are eligible for the award.
The panel judging the prize will consist of five Board Members (excluding the General Editor) and the decision will be announced by December of each year. The first prize will be awarded in 2014.
Professor Richard Macrory is a leading figure in both UK environmental law scholarship and practice. Richard was the founding General Editor of the Journal and the criteria for the prize (‘innovative and thought provoking’) reflects what Richard fostered throughout his long and vibrant editorship. Alongside this, Richard, has played a crucial role in ensuring rigorous debate around environmental law issues as well as being a constant source of encouragement for younger scholars and lawyers.