Sovereignty, property and climate change

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Abstract / Description of output

What ways does do the key framing concepts of “sovereignty” and “property” play in initiating and accelerating anthropogenic climate change? Sovereignty has supplied and continues to supply a congenial host for the kind of property regime that produces economic growth, but also, and progressively, harmful climate change associated with such growth. At a most basic level of argument, we can point to how the development of a kind of “elective affinity” between sovereignty and property helped to fashion and sustain a political economy ultimately generative of harmful climate change.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-156
JournalEdinburgh Law Review
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 May 2023

Keywords / Materials (for Non-textual outputs)

  • sovereignty
  • climate change
  • property
  • political theory
  • property theory


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