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The Art of Environmental Law: Governing with Aesthetics


Richardson, B, The Art of Environmental Law: Governing with Aesthetics, Hart Publishing, United Kingdom, pp. 362. ISBN 9781509924608 (2019) [Authored Research Book]

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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.

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Item Type:Authored Research Book
Keywords:aesthetics, arts, environmental law
Research Division:Law and Legal Studies
Research Group:Environmental and resources law
Research Field:Environmental law
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Arts
Objective Field:The performing arts
UTAS Author:Richardson, B (Professor Benjamin Richardson)
ID Code:135320
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Law
Deposited On:2019-10-13
Last Modified:2020-09-14

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