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 …