The Powell memo

The website online for the book The Republican Reversal: Conservatives and the Setting from Nixon to Trump by James Morton Turner and Andrew C. Isenberg (Harvard UP, 2018) contains a fluctuate of fascinating main sources on the topic. Amongst them is a pdf of a 1971 memo by Lewis Powell …

Cronon and commodification

Andy Seal at US Psychological Historic previous Weblog posted an fascinating piece on William Cronon's terribly influential Nature's Metropolis (1991) earlier this week. It's a rich piece, masking a complete lot of topics, nonetheless it's his dialogue of Cronon and commodification that I believed notably associated for these of us inside the intersection …

Regulation and illustration in Commissions of Sewers

The English Commissions of Sewers keep a fertile provide of scholarship (for earlier posts see, e.g., proper right here and proper right here.) Ultimate 12 months Environment and Historic previous printed John Emrys Morgan’s “The Micro-Politics of Water Administration in Early Stylish England: Regulation and Illustration in Commissions of Sewers”. The abstract: …

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 …