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Law, Justice and Ecology

Series edited by Anna Grear, University of the West of England, UK

In an age of climate change, scarcity of resources, and the deployment of new technologies that put into question the very idea of the 'natural', this book series offers a cross-disciplinary, novel engagement with the connections between law and ecology. The fundamental challenge taken up by the series concerns the pressing need to interrogate and to re-imagine prevailing conceptions of legal responsibility, legal community and legal subjectivity, by embracing the wider recognition that human existence is materially embedded in living systems and shared with multiple networks of non-humans.


 

  1. Earth Jurisprudence

    Private Property and the Environment

    By Peter Burdon

    Series: Law, Justice and Ecology

    The idea of human dominion over nature has become entrenched by the dominant rights-based interpretation of private property. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter of a human property relationship. Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the...

    To Be Published August 27th 2014 by Routledge

  2. Wild Law - In Practice

    Edited by Michelle Maloney, Peter Burdon

    Series: Law, Justice and Ecology

    Wild Law - In Practice aims to facilitate the transition of Earth Jurisprudence from theory into practice. Earth Jurisprudence is an emerging philosophy of law, coined by cultural historian and geologian Thomas Berry. It seeks to analyse the contribution of law in constructing, maintaining and...

    Published February 26th 2014 by Routledge

  3. Law and the Question of the Animal

    A Critical Jurisprudence

    Edited by Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir

    Series: Law, Justice and Ecology

    This book addresses the problem of ‘animal life’ in terms that go beyond the usual extension of liberal rights to animals. The discourse of animal rights is one that increasingly occupies the political, ethical and intellectual terrain of modern society. But, although the question of the status of...

    Published February 8th 2013 by Routledge

  4. Law and Ecology

    New Environmental Foundations

    Edited by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    Series: Law, Justice and Ecology

    Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations contains a series of theoretical and applied perspectives on the connection between law and ecology, which together offer a radical and socially responsive foundation for environmental law. While its legal corpus grows daily, environmental law has not...

    Published March 1st 2011 by Routledge