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Climate Change and the Concept of Private Property


Paul T. Babie


Adelaide Law School, The University of Adelaide

January 20, 2010

REVELLING IN THE WILDS OF CLIMATE CHANGE LAW, Rosemary Lyster, ed., Australian Academic Press: Brisbane, Forthcoming
U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2010-003

Abstract:     
This essay argues that the dominant liberal conception of private property, implemented and operating in legal systems worldwide, permits power - or choice - over the use and control of goods and resources so as to prioritise self-interest over obligation towards the community, both local and global. This, in turn, is one of the components of modern social life making possible the complex processes that produce both anthropogenic climate change and its consequences for humanity.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 30

Keywords: Climate Change, Private Property, Liberalism, Social Relations, Legal Relations


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Date posted: January 22, 2010  

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Babie, Paul T., Climate Change and the Concept of Private Property (January 20, 2010). REVELLING IN THE WILDS OF CLIMATE CHANGE LAW, Rosemary Lyster, ed., Australian Academic Press: Brisbane, Forthcoming ; U. of Adelaide Law Research Paper No. 2010-003. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1539294

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