Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Faith

Regulation and Historical past Evaluation not too long ago carried a evaluate by Jaakko Husa of John Haley’s Regulation’s Political Foundations: Rivers, Rifles, Rice, and Faith (Edward Elgar, 2016). From the evaluate: On this terribly sweeping quantity, Haley analyzes and discusses how sure authorized and political techniques traditionally developed in various …

Savagery, civilization, and property VI: Conclusion

Within the final publish we checked out how stadial thought reached trendy commons thought by means of the worlds of colonial improvement and conservationism. This publish concludes the collection. I’ve argued on this collection of posts that numerous strands of recent commons idea, although based mostly, as properly, on novel …

The interaction of case legislation and rules

Dave Owen posted had this fascinating thought this week at Environmental Regulation Prof Weblog, relating to a latest dialogue on canonical environmental legislation instances: The concept of a canonical environmental legislation case may be an oxymoron.  In spite of everything, with a number of constitutional legislation exceptions like Lujan, most traditional …

Public property and the rise of the person

Historic articles on the commons hold coming. Victorian Research lately printed an article by Daniel Stout, “Unusual Lands: Public Property and the Rise of the Particular person”. (I am glad to say that the article cites extensively from my “How Blackstone Grew to become a Blackstonian”.) The summary: This text examines …

Savagery, civilization, and property V: Colonial growth and Neo-Malthusian conservationism

In the final publish on this collection we noticed how Enlightenment-era stadial thought was handed on to trendy commons idea by way of the aboriginal property rights debate amongst twentieth-century ecologists. At the moment I'll focus on what I imagine two extra strains of affect. (The total article is right …

Local weather science, historical past, and the legislation

Invoice Kovarik not too long ago posted at “Environmental historical past timeline” on a lawsuit towards Exxon-Mobil, elevating some attention-grabbing questions. Some highlights: The lawsuit relies partly on an investigation by the Heart for Worldwide Environmental Legislation which accused Exxon-Mobil Oil Corp. of working to dismiss local weather change science …

Savagery, civilization, and property IV: The aboriginal property rights debate

In the final publish on this sequence we noticed how trendy commons principle tracked most of the options of stadial principle. On this publish I start making an attempt to uncover the routes by which the early trendy principle reached trendy thinkers on property. The trendy commons theorists mentioned within …

Coal as a inexperienced gas

Earlier this yr Environmental Historical past revealed Germán Vergara’s “How Coal Stored My Valley Inexperienced: Forest Conservation, State Intervention, and the Transition to Fossil Fuels in Mexico”. Some excerpts: This text explores how state insurance policies and laws of successive Mexican governments within the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries sought …

Savagery, civilization, and property III: The commons theorists

Within the final submit on this sequence, we appeared on the approach early fashionable "stadial idea" linked between levels of civilization and property regimes. Now allow us to study a number of the classics of recent commons idea, noting the fondness of theorists for tales harking back to varied features of …

Operating water for the officers, rainwater for the poor

Venetian aqueduct in Crete The most recent subject of Water Historical past has an article by Yannis Spyropoulos, “Operating water for the officers, rainwater for the poor: symbolic use and management of water in early fashionable Ottoman Crete”. The summary: This paper offers with the difficulty of water administration on the island …