Magazine article New Internationalist

Exploring Wild Law the Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence

Magazine article New Internationalist

Exploring Wild Law the Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence

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Exploring Wild Law The Philosophy of Earth Jurisprudence by Peter Burdon (Wakefield Press ISBN 978 7 8625 946 3)

Wild Law is increasingly looking like one of those Big Ideas that could help us make the transition to a sustainable future. It's a relatively recent movement which seeks to put the Earth and the rights of all its inhabitants at the centre of our legal system. Currently, the law largely sees nature as a resource for the human species to exploit rather than as an interconnected web of which we are a part, and on which we depend.

Peter Burdon 's collection of sometimes over-academic papers brings together a wide range of perspectives in which there is some inevitable overlap. There are calls for us to reconnect with nature in order to have the heartinscribed inspiration to move forward with wisdom, to learn from indigenous customary law and the natural order of the world. …

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