Wild Law - In Practice

Edited by Michelle Maloney, Peter Burdon

© 2014 – Routledge

272 pages

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About the Book

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 perpetuating anthropocentrism and addresses the ways in which this orientation can be undermined and ultimately eliminated. In place of anthropocentrism, Earth Jurisprudence advocates an interpretation of law based on the ecocentric concept of an Earth community that includes both human and nonhuman entities. Addressing topics that include a critique of the effectiveness of environmental law in protecting the environment, developments in domestic/constitutional law recognising the rights of nature, and the regulation of sustainability, Wild Law - In Practice is the first book to focus specifically on the practical legal implications of Earth Jurisprudence.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors, Preface, Anna Grear, Editors Introduction, Michelle Maloney and Peter Burdon, Introduction, Chapter 1 ‘Wild Law Embodies Values for a Sustainable Future’, Ian Lowe, Agency and Implementation, Chapter 2 Wild Law and the Project of Earth Democracy, Peter Burdon, Chapter 3 Wild Law from Below – Examining the Anarchists Challenge to Earth Jurisprudence, Samuel Alexander, Chapter 4 People’s Sustainability treaties at Rio+20: Giving Voice to the Other, Karen Morrow, Chapter 5 The Challenges of Putting Wild Law into Practice – Reflections on the Australian Environmental Defender’s Office movement, Brendan Sydes, Jurisprudential challenges, Chapter 6 Internalising Ecocentrism in Environmental Law, Brian J Preston, Chapter 7 Jurisprudential Challenges to the Protection of the Natural Environment, D E Fisher, Chapter 8 Who’s Afraid of the Founding Fathers? Retelling Constitutional Law Wildly, Nicole Rogers, The Rights of Nature, Chapter 9 Decolonising Personhood, Erin Fitz-Henry, Chapter 10 Building an International Movement for the Rights of Nature, Mari Margil, Chapter 11 ‘Water as the Way’: Achieving Well Being through ‘Right Relationship’ with Water, Linda Sheehan, Chapter 12 Earth Laws, Rights of Nature and Legal Pluralism, Alessandro Pelizzon, A Wild Law Perspective on Environmental Stewardship, Chapter 13 Ecological Limits, Planetary Boundaries and Earth Jurisprudence, M. Maloney, Chapter 14 Biodiversity Offsets – The Dangerous Trade in Wildlife, Brendan Grigg, Chapter 15 Carbon Pricing and Earth Jurisprudence: Will Liabilities Protect the Atmospheric Commons?, Felicity Deane, Chapter 16 Wild Law and Animal Law: Commonalities and Differences, Steven White

About the Editors

Michelle Maloney is based at Griffith Law School; Peter Burdon teaches at the University of Adelaide

About the Series

Law, Justice and Ecology

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.

Encouraging cross-disciplinary engagement and reflection upon relevant empirical, policy and theoretical issues, the series pursues a thoroughgoing, radical and timely exploration of the multiple relationships between law, justice and ecology.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / General
LAW / Environmental
LAW / Jurisprudence
NATURE / Ecology
NATURE / Environmental Conservation & Protection