Wild Law by Cormac CullinanWhat would our society look like if we took the Earth and other animals seriously in our political and legal structures? Cullinan engages this question thoughtfully as he takes preliminary steps in outlining what an Earth jurisprudence might look like.
Cullinan is a lawyer from South Africa, and I think this adds greatly to his ability to envision new possibilities for society. He has seen an entire legal apparatus shift to meet the demands of justice, and hence has no problem in advocating for further shifting to account for those still ignored by modern law. While he does not provide any in-depth prescription for a legal system based in Earth jurisprudence, I think his book is a satisfactory and solid first step to prepare individual communities begin to imagine how they might structure their own societies to take the Earth Community into account.
Wild Law - Cormac Cullinan speaks at the World People's Summit on Climate Change (Bolivia)
Extracts from Wild Law
Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours. Finding libraries that hold this item How can wild creatures, or landscapes, be granted the same kind of respect - the same rights - in law, as a human being? Yet, as Cormac Cullinan argues so powerfully, the morality of this is clear, and the logic of the case seems impeccable. Indeed we should be asking, can we claim to be fully civilized in the absence of such laws? Cormac Cullinan leads us toward a new relationship with Mother Earth - just in time. Both are being degraded and destroyed by a world order that has forgotten the role we need to play in the Earth system and the value of communities.