"The dominant rights-based interpretation of private property entrenches the idea of human dominion over nature. Accordingly, nature is not attributed any inherent value and becomes merely the matter of a human property relationship. Earth Jurisprudence: Private Property and the Environment explores how an alternative conception of property might be instead grounded in the eco-centric concept of an Earth community. Recognising that human beings are deeply interconnected with and dependent on nature, this concept is proposed as a standard and measure for human law. Using the theory of Earth Jurisprudence as a guide, this book outlines an alternative eco-centric description of private property, as a relationship between and among members of the Earth community"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -163) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
1. Introduction 2. Anthropocentrism and private property 3. Earth community: narrative and action 4. A theory of Earth jurisprudence 5. Private property revisited.