Regional planning in a decentralized state

The early-modern Netherlands proceed to encourage attention-grabbing historic scholarship on environmental regulation (see, e.g. proper right here). Closing yr’s Environment and Historic previous had an article by Milja van Tielhof, “Regional Planning in a Decentralised State: How Administrative Practices contributed to Consensus-Setting up in Sixteenth-Century Holland”. The abstract: This textual …

Chilly-Battle Commons

Subsequent throughout the assortment of posts on “The Tragedy at 50” (the ultimate one is true right here), we have Monica Eppinger’s “Chilly-Battle Commons: Tragedy, Critique, and the Approach ahead for the Illiberal Draw back Home”. The abstract: Predominant twentieth-century social theories like socialism and liberalism relied on property as …

Free the seashore

The Boston Analysis simply currently revealed Andrew Kahrl's "Free the Seaside", an essay tailor-made from his Free the Seashores: The Story of Ned Coll and the Battle for America’s Most Distinctive Shoreline (Yale UP, 2018). Proper right here's an excerpt that digs into the connection between land privatization and racism: For millennia, …

The water commons previous property and sovereignty

Irrigation canal in Provence Persevering with the sequence of posts on “The Tragedy at 50” (the first one is proper right here), that is the abstract of an article with a model new, historic perspective on commons debates: Alice Ingold’s “Commons and Environmental Regulation in Historic previous: The Water Commons …

Shifting watersheds, borderless maps, and imperial geography

The Historic Journal not too way back revealed Kyle Gardner’s “Shifting Watersheds, Borderless Maps, and Imperial Geography in India’s Northwestern Himalaya”. The abstract: This textual content makes use of the British colonial historic previous of border making in northern India to take a look at the assumptions and contradictions at …

Forest laws and constitutional change

Rata forest on on Enderby Island Earlier this yr André Brett printed “A Sudden Fancy for Tree-Planting? Forest Conservation and the Demise of New Zealand’s Provinces” in Ambiance and Historic previous. The abstract: New Zealand gives a priceless case analysis of the connection between colonial statecraft and forest conservation. This textual content …

Water rights II – Packages of property rights in water

(Persevering with the sequence on water rights – the first installment was proper right here.) Property in water takes an superior variety of varieties. Many worldwide places’ authorized tips state that each one water is the property of most of the people or the state (Trelease, 1957; Cumyn, 2007; Photo …

Leaded

January’s Environmental Historic previous has a overview by Leif Fredrickson of Michael Mix’s Leaded: The Poisoning of Idaho’s Silver Valley (OSU Press, 2016). From the overview: The poisonous historic previous of the Bunker Hill Agency should be as well-known to environmental historians as a result of the Battle of Bunker Hill is to …