The Rights of Nature

In The Rights of Nature, noted environmental lawyer David Boyd tells this remarkable story, which is, at its heart, one of humans as a species finally growing up. Read this book and your world view will be altered forever.

Author: David R. Boyd

Publisher: ECW Press

ISBN: 1770909664

Category: Nature

Page: 280

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An important and timely recipe for hope for humans and all forms of life Palila v Hawaii. New ZealandÕs Te Urewera Act. Sierra Club v Disney. These legal phrases hardly sound like the makings of a revolution, but beyond the headlines portending environmental catastrophes, a movement of immense import has been building Ñ in courtrooms, legislatures, and communities across the globe. Cultures and laws are transforming to provide a powerful new approach to protecting the planet and the species with whom we share it. Lawyers from California to New York are fighting to gain legal rights for chimpanzees and killer whales, and lawmakers are ending the era of keeping these intelligent animals in captivity. In Hawaii and India, judges have recognized that endangered species Ñ from birds to lions Ñ have the legal right to exist. Around the world, more and more laws are being passed recognizing that ecosystems Ñ rivers, forests, mountains, and more Ñ have legally enforceable rights. And if nature has rights, then humans have responsibilities. In The Rights of Nature, noted environmental lawyer David Boyd tells this remarkable story, which is, at its heart, one of humans as a species finally growing up. Read this book and your world view will be altered forever.

The Right to Nature

This book will be of great interest to students, scholars and activists interested in environmental policy, environmental justice, social and environmental movements.

Author: Elia Apostolopoulou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429763093

Category: Law

Page: 324

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Since the 2008 financial crash the expansion of neoliberalism has had an enormous impact on nature-society relations around the world. In response, various environmental movements have emerged opposing the neoliberal restructuring of environmental policies using arguments that often bridge traditional divisions between the environmental and labour agendas. The Right to Nature explores the differing experiences of a number of environmental-social movements and struggles from the point of view of both activists and academics. This collection attempts to both document the social-ecological impacts of neoliberal attempts to exploit non-human nature in the post-crisis context and to analyse the opposition of emerging environmental movements and their demands for a radically different production of nature based on social needs and environmental justice. It also provides a necessary space for the exchange of ideas and experiences between academics and activists and aims to motivate further academic-activist collaborations around alternative and counter-hegemonic re-thinking of environmental politics. This book will be of great interest to students, scholars and activists interested in environmental policy, environmental justice, social and environmental movements.

The Rights of Nature

This exploration of a new dimension in environmental ethics is both illuminating and overdue.”—Stewart Udall “His account makes history ‘come alive.’”—Sierra “So smoothly written that one almost does not notice the breadth ...

Author: Roderick Frazier Nash

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press

ISBN: 9780299118433

Category: Nature

Page: 304

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Charting the history of contemporary philosophical and religious beliefs regarding nature, Roderick Nash focuses primarily on changing attitudes toward nature in the United States. His work is the first comprehensive history of the concept that nature has rights and that American liberalism has, in effect, been extended to the nonhuman world. “A splendid book. Roderick Nash has written another classic. This exploration of a new dimension in environmental ethics is both illuminating and overdue.”—Stewart Udall “His account makes history ‘come alive.’”—Sierra “So smoothly written that one almost does not notice the breadth of scholarship that went into this original and important work of environmental history.”—Philip Shabecoff, New York Times Book Review “Clarifying and challenging, this is an essential text for deep ecologists and ecophilosophers.”—Stephanie Mills, Utne Reader


The Philosophical Foundations of Environmental Law

This book argues that environmental law must be seen as a historical product of surprising antiquity and considerable sophistication.

Author: Sean Coyle

Publisher: Hart Publishing

ISBN: 1841133590

Category: Law

Page: 228

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This book argues that environmental law must be seen as a historical product of surprising antiquity and considerable sophistication.


Thoughts on Nature and Religion Or an Apology for the right of private judgment maintained by Michael Servetus M D in his answer to John Calvin Signed P B M D i e Patrick Blair of Cork

It is not the foil which alters the nature of a plant ; for altho ' different plants are
produced in different climates , yet if an artificial climate is made in any place ,
similar to a foreign one , the plants of that coreign climate , will grow in that
artificial ...

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Page: 204

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The Nature of Copyright

Presents a new perspective on copyright law and the legal rights of individuals to use copyright material.

Author: Lyman Ray Patterson

Publisher: University of Georgia Press

ISBN: 9780820313627

Category: Law

Page: 274

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Presents a new perspective on copyright law and the legal rights of individuals to use copyright material.

The Changing Nature of Religious Rights Under International Law

This book provides a systematic analysis of the different approaches to religious rights which exist in public international law.

Author: Malcolm Evans

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199684227

Category: Law

Page: 327

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The Declaration on the Elimination of All Forms of Intolerance and of Discrimination Based on Religion or Belief, as proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly in 1981, is the only universal human rights instrument specifically focusing on religious intolerance and discrimination. However, recent years have seen increasing controversy surrounding this right, in both political and legal contexts. The European Court of Human Rights has experienced a vast expansion in the number of cases it has had brought before it concerning religious freedom, and politically the boundaries of the right have been much disputed. This book provides a systematic analysis of the different approaches to religious rights which exist in public international law. The book explores how particular institutional perspectives emerge in the context of these differing approaches. It examines, and challenges, these institutional perspectives. It identifies new directions for approaching religious rights through international law by examining existing legal tools, and assesses their achievements and shortcomings. It studies religious organisations' support for international human rights protection, as well as religious critique of international human rights and the development of an alternative religious 'Bills of Rights'. It investigates whether expressions of members belonging to religious minorities can be considered under the minority right to culture, rather than the right to religion, and discusses the benefits and shortcomings of such a route. It analyses the reach and limits of the provisions in the 1981 Declaration, identifies ways in which the right is being eroded as a concept, and suggests new ways in which the right can be reinforced and protected.


Rights of Nature

This book critically examines the idea of natural objects as right-holders and analyzes legal cases, policies, and philosophical issues relating to this development.

Author: Daniel P. Corrigan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000386139

Category: Law

Page: 210

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Rights of nature is an idea that has come of age. In recent years, a diverse range of countries and jurisdictions have adopted these norms, which involve granting legal rights to nature or natural objects, such as rivers, forests, or ecosystems. This book critically examines the idea of natural objects as right-holders and analyzes legal cases, policies, and philosophical issues relating to this development. Drawing on contributions from a range of experts in the field, Rights of Nature: A Re-examination investigates the potential for this innovative idea to revolutionize the concepts of rights, standing, and recognition as traditionally understood in many legal systems. Taking as its starting point Stone’s influential 1972 article "Should Trees Have Standing?," the book examines the progress rights of nature have made since that time, by identifying central themes, unifying principles, and key distinctions in how rights of nature discourse has been operationalized in the disciplines of law, philosophy, and the social sciences. These themes and principles are illustrated through a wide variety of examples, including ecosystem services, indigenous thinking, and ecological restoration, demonstrating how the relationship between humanity and the natural world may be transforming. Taking a philosophical, political, and legal perspective, this book will be of great interest to students and scholars of environmental law and policy, environmental ethics, and philosophy.

Truths of Nature

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ensign raise , ' Tis ignorance that fights creeds . Light only And proudly place
thereoncan dispel them . -W . “ I go for the right against the might , As long as ...

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Nature

... and in mammals largely . The Recent Earthquake But even if it were otherwise
, I do not see that the question is In p . 57 of the last number of NATURE notice is
taken of the materially affected . If right - sidedness is inherited , there must be ...

Author: Sir Norman Lockyer

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Category: Electronic journals

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The Great Stone Book of Nature

... by miraculous intervention , the student of Nature would not only become
accustomed to a comparatively ow view of Almighty Power , but would cease to
search , in the right way and the right spirit , for those hidden Laws of Nature
which can ...

Author: David Thomas Ansted

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Category: Geology

Page: 309

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Liberty Right and Nature

A major re-evaluation of the history of our thinking about rights.

Author: Annabel S. Brett

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521543408

Category: History

Page: 254

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A major re-evaluation of the history of our thinking about rights.

Nature and Life

The wages of sin is death , - death when the sin is done , death right along ; the
deadening and darkening of all I might have been , had I done right right on . But
, when the angels above me are powerless ; when my mother ' s love , and my ...

Author: Robert Collyer

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Category: Sermons

Page: 313

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The Book of Nature in Early Modern and Modern History

From 22-25 May, 2002, the University of Groningen hosted an international conference on 'The Book of Nature. Continuity and change in European and American attitudes towards the natural world'.

Author: Klaas van Berkel

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9789042917521

Category: History

Page: 336

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From 22-25 May, 2002, the University of Groningen hosted an international conference on 'The Book of Nature. Continuity and change in European and American attitudes towards the natural world'. From Antiquity down to our own time, theologians, philosophers and scientists have often compared nature to a book, which might, under the right circumstances, be read and interpreted in order to come closer to the 'Author' of nature, God. The 'reading' of this book was not regarded as mere idle curiosity, but it was seen as leading to a deeper understanding of God's wisdom and power, and it culturally legitimated and promoted a positive attitude towards nature and its study. A selection of the papers which were delivered at the conference has been edited in two volumes. The first book was published as The Book of Nature in Antiquity and the Middle Ages; this second volume is devoted to the history of that concept after the Middle Ages.