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Palgrave Studies in Environmental Policy and Regulation

Private Property Rights and the Environment

Our Responsibilities to Global Natural Resources

Authors: Hiller Marguerat, Shelly

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  • Explores the current notion and definition of property, and its interpretation and implementation in relation to the environment
  • Portrays the historical development of “property” and discusses our obligations towards the environment
  • Advocates a formula that guarantees the protection of property rights and imposes clear and effective responsibility on property owners to limit the use of natural resources and the abuse of animals
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About this book

This book explores the current notion and definition of property, and its interpretation and implementation in relation to the environment. The author examines two primary problems: the degradation of land, natural resources and animal abuse; and the increasing erosion of private property rights from property owners by the arbitrary interference of state governments. Examining texts from antiquity to contemporary legislation, it portrays the historical development of the understanding of “nature” as “property” and discusses our obligations towards the environment. Drawing on the most influential political-philosophical texts from all periods of property rights history, the author analyzes modern national and international legislation and case law to offer legally-grounded evidence and explanations. This book advocates the incorporation of a formula that guarantees the protection of property rights into the legal system, and imposes clear and effective responsibility on property owners to limit the use of natural resources and the abuse of animals. This book will appeal to practitioners, researchers and students with an interest in environmental and private property law.

About the authors

Shelly Hiller Marguerat is an author and independent consultant for property rights and sustainability. An active researcher, she obtained a doctorate of Law and a MA degree of Business management from the University of Geneva, Switzerland, and a LLB degree in Law with honours from the University of Sussex, UK.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-25

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  • Private Property Right as Essential for Human Liberty and Safe Society

    Pages 27-86

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  • Private Property Balanced with the General Interest on International Ground

    Pages 87-120

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  • Property as a Common Use

    Pages 121-151

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  • The International Human Right to a Healthy Environment, Human Right Obligations for Nature and Possible Difficulties of Implementations

    Pages 153-209

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Buy this book

eBook $84.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97900-7
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $109.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-97899-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Private Property Rights and the Environment
Book Subtitle
Our Responsibilities to Global Natural Resources
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Environmental Policy and Regulation
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-97900-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-97900-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-97899-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 477
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations
Topics