Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Click & Collect from 2 Hours
Last Christmas Delivery Dates
Free UK Standard Delivery on orders £20 and over Order in time for Christmas 18th December 2nd Class | 19th December 1st Class Free Click & Collect to shops From 2 hours of your order*
The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law: Property, Rights and Nature (Hardback)
  • The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law: Property, Rights and Nature (Hardback)
zoom

The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law: Property, Rights and Nature (Hardback)

(author), (author)
£70.00
Hardback 246 Pages / Published: 22/04/2004
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Legal regulation of the environment is often construed as a collection of legislated responses to the problems of modern living. Treated as such,'environmental law' refers not to a body of distinctive juristic ideas (such as one might find in contract law or tort) but to a body of black-letter rules out of which a distinct jurisprudence might grow. This book challenges the accepted view by arguing that environmental law must be seen not as a mere instrument of social policy, but as a historical product of surprising antiquity and considerable sophistication. Environmental law, it is argued, is underpinned by a series of tenets concerning the relationship of human beings to the natural world, through the acquisition and use of property. By tracing these ideas to their roots in the political philosophy of the seventeenth century, and their reception into the early law of nuisance, this book seeks to overturn the perception that environmental law's philosophical significance is confined to questions about the extent to which a state should pursue collective well-being and public health through deliberate manipulation and restriction of private property rights. Through a close re-examination of both early and modern statutes and cases, this book concludes that, far from being intelligible in exclusively instrumental terms, environmental law must be understood as the product of sustained reflection upon fundamental moral questions concerning the relationship between property, rights and nature.

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
ISBN: 9781841133591
Number of pages: 246
Weight: 508 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 17 mm

You may also be interested in...

The Ten Types of Human
Added to basket
Under the Wig
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Red Card
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
The Finance Curse
Added to basket
Eve Was Shamed
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
In Your Defence
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
East West Street
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Eichmann in Jerusalem
Added to basket
The Rule of Law
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Dictionary of Law
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
I Let Him Go
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
A Life of Crime
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
The Greatest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Life in the UK Test: Handbook 2018
Added to basket
How to Change Your Mind
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.