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The 'Ecosystem Approach' in International Environmental Law: Genealogy and Biopolitics

The 'Ecosystem Approach' in International Environmental Law: Genealogy and Biopolitics

1st Edition

Vito De Lucia
April 16, 2019

The ecosystem approach, broadly understood as a legal and governance strategy for integrated environmental and biodiversity management, has been adopted within a wide variety of international environmental legal regimes and provides a narrative, a policy approach and in some cases legally binding...

Ecological Restoration Law: Concepts and Case Studies

Ecological Restoration Law: Concepts and Case Studies

1st Edition

Afshin Akhtar-Khavari, Benjamin J. Richardson
January 29, 2019

Ecological restoration is as essential as sustainable development for the health of the biosphere. Restoration, however, has been a low priority of most countries' environmental laws, which tend to focus narrowly on rehabilitation of small, discrete sites rather than the more ambitious recovery of...

Forging a Socio-Legal Approach to Environmental Harms: Global Perspectives

Forging a Socio-Legal Approach to Environmental Harms: Global Perspectives

1st Edition

Tiffany Bergin, Emanuela Orlando
December 19, 2018

Environmental harms exert a significant toll and pose substantial economic costs on societies around the world. Although such harms have been studied from both legal and social science perspectives, these disciplinary-specific approaches are not, on their own, fully able to address the complexity...

Spinoza, Ecology and International Law: Radical Naturalism in the Face of the Anthropocene

Spinoza, Ecology and International Law: Radical Naturalism in the Face of the Anthropocene

1st Edition

Moa De Lucia Dahlbeck
September 10, 2018

This book addresses the use of Benedict Spinoza’s philosophy in current attempts to elaborate an ecological basis for international environmental law. Because the question of environmental protection has not been satisfactory resolved, the legal debate concerning our responsibility for the...

Law as if Earth Really Mattered: The Wild Law Judgment Project

Law as if Earth Really Mattered: The Wild Law Judgment Project

1st Edition

Nicole Rogers, Michelle Maloney
August 23, 2018

This book is a collection of judgments drawn from the innovative Wild Law Judgment Project. In participating in the Wild Law Judgment Project, which was inspired by various feminist judgment projects, contributors have creatively reinterpreted judicial decisions from an Earth-centred point of view...

The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights

The Global Emergence of Constitutional Environmental Rights

1st Edition

Joshua C. Gellers
August 23, 2018

Over the past 40 years, countries throughout the world have similarly adopted human rights related to environmental governance and protection in national constitutions. Interestingly, these countries vary widely in terms of geography, politics, history, resources, and wealth. This raises the...

Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology: Exploring Re-Embodiments

Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology: Exploring Re-Embodiments

1st Edition

Ruth Thomas-Pellicer, Vito De Lucia, Sian Sullivan
November 22, 2017

Contributions to Law, Philosophy and Ecology: Exploring Re-Embodiments is a preliminary contribution to the establishment of re-embodiments as a theoretical strand within legal and ecological theory, and philosophy. Re-embodiments are all those contemporary practices and processes that exceed the...

Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment

Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment

1st Edition

Peter D. Burdon
April 26, 2017

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...

Wild Law - In Practice

Wild Law - In Practice

1st Edition

Michelle Maloney, Peter Burdon
July 18, 2015

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...

Law and the Question of the Animal: A Critical Jurisprudence

Law and the Question of the Animal: A Critical Jurisprudence

1st Edition

Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir
August 01, 2014

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...

Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations

Law and Ecology: New Environmental Foundations

1st Edition

Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos
April 16, 2012

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...

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