Climate Change and the Concept of Private Property
REVELLING IN THE WILDS OF CLIMATE CHANGE LAW, Rosemary Lyster, ed., Australian Academic Press: Brisbane, Forthcoming
30 Pages Posted: 22 Jan 2010
Date Written: January 20, 2010
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.
Keywords: Climate Change, Private Property, Liberalism, Social Relations, Legal Relations
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