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Wild Law

By: Cormac Cullinan

Green Books

Paperback | Feb 2011 | Edition: 2 | #190340 | ISBN-13: 9781900322904
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Wild Law fuses politics, legal theory, quantum physics and ancient wisdom into a fascinating story. It has been seminal in informing and inspiring the global movement to recognise rights for Nature - a movement destined to shape the twenty-first century as significantly as the human rights movements shaped the twentieth century. This second edition includes a new Postscript detailing recent developments in the field of wild law, and also the Universal Declaration of the Rights of Mother Earth, of which the author led the drafting.

Thomas Berry, the leading environmental philosopher, says 'This book of Cormac Cullinan explains with great clarity how we can change our entire approach to governance so that we can continue life on a liveable planet. In its basic outlines this book is one of the finest contributions to the entire field of jurisprudence in recent times.'


Rethinking governance: Anthills and aardvarks. The world as we know it: The illusion of independence; the myth of the master species; why law and jurisprudence matter; the conceit of law. Earth governance: Respecting the great law; remembering who we are; the question of rights; elements of earth governance. The journey into wildness: Seeking earth jurisprudence; the rhythms of life; the law of the land; a communion of communities; transforming law and governance. The terrain ahead: The mountain path.

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Cormac Cullinan has advised international organisations and governments in more than 20 countries, and has extensive experience of analysing governance systems and drafting treaties and laws. He has taught at the Universities of London, and Cape Town. Since 2000 he has collaborated with the Gaia Foundation of London to initiate the process of developing an ecocentric approach to law and governance.

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