Law, Justice and Ecology

Series Editor: Anna Grear

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.

  • Forging a Socio-Legal Approach to Environmental Harms

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Tiffany Bergin, Emanuela Orlando

    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…

    Hardback – 2016-05-29 
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    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Law, Philosophy and Ecology

    Exploring Re-Embodiments

    Edited by Ruth Thomas-Pellicer, Vito De Lucia, Sian Sullivan

    This book explores the failure of established institutions to challenge the categorical centrality of ‘Western Man’ to modernity. This failure can be linked to a fundamental tension between the tired assumptions of modernism and the urgent needs of a complex age characterized by eco-crises: a…

    Hardback – 2016-01-29 
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    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Wild Law - In Practice

    Edited by Michelle Maloney, Peter Burdon

    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…

    Paperback – 2015-08-13 
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    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Earth Jurisprudence

    Private Property and the Environment

    By Peter D. Burdon

    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…

    Hardback – 2014-09-24
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    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Law and the Question of the Animal

    A Critical Jurisprudence

    Edited by Yoriko Otomo, Edward Mussawir

    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…

    Paperback – 2014-07-31
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    Law, Justice and Ecology

  • Law and Ecology

    New Environmental Foundations

    Edited by Andreas Philippopoulos-Mihalopoulos

    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…

    Paperback – 2012-04-15
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    Law, Justice and Ecology