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The Art of Environmental Law


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In the first of its kind, this book explores the aesthetics at play in environmental law

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PART I FOUNDATIONS 1. Environmental Aesthetics and Art I. Taking Aesthetics Seriously II. Outline of the Book III. The Concept of the Aesthetic IV. Environmental Aesthetics V. Art and the Environment VI. Leveraging Change VII. Conclusion 2. Aesthetics and Environmental Law I. Law and Aesthetics II. The Making of Environmental Law III. Environmental Policy Discourse IV. Environmental Regulation V. Nationalising Nature VI. Conclusion 8 3. Governance Challenges I. Orientation II. Codifying Beauty III. Competing Values IV. Biased Aesthetics V. Absent Aesthetics VI. Art of Seduction PART II STORIES 4. Vanquished Nature I. Faking Nature II. Domesticating Nature III. Looks that Kill: Persecuting the Beautiful IV. Museums for Nature's Relics V. Out of Sight, Out of Mind VI. Conclusion 5. Corporate Greenwashing I. Orientation II. Figurative CSR Discourse III. Aesthetics and Corporate Communications IV. Regulating Green Illusions V. Conclusions 6. Ecological Restoration I. Aesthetics of Nature's Damage and Recovery II. Post-Mining Rehabilitation III. Ecosystem Restoration IV. Restorative Art V. Conclusion 7. Climate Change I. The Issues II. Aesthetics and Climate Change III. Climate Art and Activism IV. Climate Change Mitigation V. Climate Change Adaptation VI. Climate Engineering PART III ASPIRATIONS 8. Critical Aesthetics I. Law and Curating Aesthetics II. Counter Aesthetics III. Social Aesthetics IV. Aesthetics of Engagement and Vulnerability V. Adjudicating Aesthetics VI. Ending

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Benjamin J Richardson is a Professor of Environmental Law at the University of Tasmania. His international academic career has spanned law faculties in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, and formerly he held the Canada Research Chair in Environmental Law at the University of British Columbia, and the Global Law Visiting Chair at Tilburg University, the Netherlands. He practises environmental stewardship at his Tasmanian eco-sanctuary, Blue Mountain View.

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