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Towards new legal futures? In search of renewing foundations

Grear, Anna 2015. Towards new legal futures? In search of renewing foundations. In: Grear, Anna and Grant, Evadne eds. Thought, Law, Rights and Action in an Age of Environmental Crisis 283-313., Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 283-313.

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The chapter's animating purpose is to reflect upon insights yielded by a lively confluence between critical environmental law scholarship and new materialist accounts (from which critical environmental law itself draws), placing these in direct engagement with a search for a renewing socio-juridical imaginary4 in which the relationship between human rights and the environment might be re-imagined. The chapter begins by contextualising its concerns in the semiotic and material dilemmas presented by the emergence of Anthropocene discourse, especially concerning the construction of a new universal humanity, before examining the shortfall of law’s response to the climate crisis – and exploring some broad directions for a new juridical imaginary holding out the promise of new human and environmental foundations for law and legal processes.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Law
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing
ISBN: 9781784711320
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 14:11

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