Stew­ard­ing the Earth, Re­think­ing Prop­erty and the Emer­gence of Bio­cul­tural Rights

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analy­ses the emer­gence of bio­cul­tural rights as a sub-set of en­vi­ron­men­tal law. It re­lies on eco­nomic, an­thro­po­log­i­cal, po­lit­i­cal and le­gal the­o­ries to un­der­stand what the cur­rent con­cepts of pri­vate prop­erty mean for in­dige­nous peo­ple and tra­di­tional com­mu­ni­ties. It also de­scribes the ap­pli­ca­tion of new bio­cul­tural ju­rispru­dence through in­no­va­tive, com­mu­nity-de­vel­oped in­stru­ments such as bio­cul­tural com­mu­nity pro­to­cols. The theme of the book is im­por­tant given that in re­cent times, is­sues re­lat­ing to both bio­di­ver­sity con­ser­va­tion and dis­place­ment of the in­dige­nous peo­ple have been at the cen­tre of con­tro­versy.

by San­jay Kabir Bavikatte

Ox­ford Univer­sity Press / ` 775

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