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The Art of Environmental Law: Governing with Aesthetics

Richardson, Benjamin ORCID: 0000-0002-3249-5648 2019 , The Art of Environmental Law: Governing with Aesthetics , Hart Publishing, United Kingdom.

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Abstract

Environmental law has aesthetic dimensions. Aesthetic values have shaped the making of environmental law, and in turn such law governs many of our nature-based sensory experiences. Aesthetics is also integral to understanding the very fabric of environmental law, in its institutions, procedures, and discourses. The Art of Environmental Law, the first book of its kind, brings new insights into the importance of aesthetic issues in a variety of domains of environmental governance around the world, from climate change to biodiversity conservation.It also argues for aesthetics, and relatedly the arts, to be taken more seriously in the practice of environmental law so as to improve our emotional and ethical capacities to address the upheavals of the Anthropocene.

Item Type: Book
Authors/Creators:Richardson, Benjamin
Keywords: aesthetics, arts, environmental law
Publisher: Hart Publishing
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Copyright 2019 Benjamin J. Richardson

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