The roots of Ostrom’s commons work

Persevering with the sequence on “The Tragedy of the Commons at 50” (the ultimate submit is proper right here), Fabien Locher’s “Historicizing Elinor Ostrom: Metropolis Politics, Worldwide Enchancment and Expertise throughout the U.S. Context (1970-1990)”., affords fascinating historic context for the work of Ostrom and the large physique of commons …

FDR and the environment

The Journal of Land Use and Environmental Laws these days revealed an extended overview by Michael Blumm of Douglas Brinkley’s Rightful Heritage: Franklin D. Roosevelt and the Land of America (HarperCollins, 2016). The abstract: Douglas Brinkley, biographer of Theodore Roosevelt and his environmental legacy, has produced a sequel on his distant cousin, Franklin …

Security for polluters

“Roast Yard no. 2” in Copper Cliff (c. 1903), providing an excellent suggestion of the harm the heap roasting inflicted on the native setting (Metropolis of Bigger Sudbury Heritage Images, Copper Cliff Museum Assortment, CC0115) Mark Kuhlberg and Scott Miller not too way back printed "'Security to the Sulphur-Smoke Tort-feasors': …

Goodbye Abbey, hey intersectional environmentalism

Sarah Krakoff currently posted an important sort out Edward Abbey on Environmental Regulation Prof Weblog. Some highlights: Abbey’s love-letters to Utah’s red-rock nation spawned generations of canyoneering backpackers, and nonetheless perform the middle of aesthetic and political defenses of desert wilderness. Ever since, Abbey has been attacked and defended. Was …

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 …