Law and Geography

Hardcover | February 1, 2003

EditorJane Holder, Carolyn Harrison

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This volume explores the relationship between law and geography, especially with respect to taken-for-granted distinctions between the social and the material, the human and non-human, and what constitutes persons and things. As a genuinely reflective `Law and Geography' project, thiscollection offers interdisciplinary inquiry, particularly in response to globalisation - of law, commerce, environmental change and society - which renders relations between the local and the global more significant. Because of the sheer expansiveness and complexity of both law and geography weuse conceptual frames to structure this volume - boundaries, land, property, nature, identity (persons, peoples and places), culture and time, and knowledge. These frames cut across the various subdivisions of law and geography described above and provide a route into the various practical andtheoretical deliberations on the interrelationship and interstices of law and geography which follow. The chapters are diverse in style, research methodology, and subject matter (organ transplants, lawn mowing, settler states, archaeological remains, shopping, gay nightclubbing, seeds, commonspace).

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This volume explores the relationship between law and geography, especially with respect to taken-for-granted distinctions between the social and the material, the human and non-human, and what constitutes persons and things. As a genuinely reflective `Law and Geography' project, thiscollection offers interdisciplinary inquiry, parti...

Dr Jane Holder is a Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Laws, University College London Professor Caroline Harrison is Professor of Geography at University College London

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:622 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.48 inPublished:February 1, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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INTRODUCTION1. Jane Holder and Carolyn Harrison: Connecting Law and Geography2. Nicholas Blomley: From `What' to `So What': Law and Geography in Retrospect3. Nick Jackson and John Wightman: The Spatial Dimension of Private LawBOUNDARIES4. David Delaney: Beyond the Word: Law as a Thing of this World5. Leslie Moran: The Queen's Peace: Reflections on the Spatial Politics of Sexuality in Law6. Tom Koch and [ ] Denike: Geography: The Problem of Scale, and Process or Allocation: The US National Organ Transplant Act of 1986, amended 1990LAND7. Patrick McAuslan: Freewheeling Uphill: Pedalling Downhill: Growing Pains in Developing a Land Market in China8. Gareth Jones: Camels, Chameleons and Coyotes: Problematising the `Histories' of Land Law Reform9. Georgette Poindexter: Idolatry of LandPROPERTY10. Sarah Whatmore: De/Re Territorialising Possession: the Shifting Spaces of Property Rights11. Mark Blacksell: Property Restitution, Property Law and the Post Communist Transition in Germany's New Bundeslander12. Christopher Rodgers: Agenda 2000, Land Use and the Environment: Towards a Theory of `Environmental' Property Rights13. Corrine Davis: Property Rights, Urban Policy and the Law: Negotiating Neighbourhood Disputes in a Brazilian Shantytown14. Jane Matthews Glenn and Veronique Belanger: Informal Law in Informal SettlementsNATURE15. Camille Antinori: Governance and Resource Management in Mexico's Community Forestry Sector16. Paul Street: Spaces of Diversity in Diverse Spaces17. David Wilkinson: Conceptions of Environment in Law and Geography18. Carolyn Harrison and Tracey Bedford: Environmental gains? Collaborative planning, planning obligations and issues of closure in local land-use planning in the UKIDENTITY: PEOPLE, PERSONS AND PLACES19. Michael Freeman: Only Connect20. Orly Lobel: Family Geographies: Gobal Care Chains, Transnational Parenthood and New Legal Challenges in an Era of Labour Globalisation21. Sandy Kedar: On the Legal Geography of Ethnocratic Settler States: Notes Towards a Research AgendaCULTURE AND TIME22. Laura Hatcher: Green Metaphors: Language, Land and Law in Takings Debates23. Penny English: Space and Time: the Genius Loci of Ancient Places24. Peter Kunzlik: From Local to Global - The Role of Geographical Isolation in Shaping Competition LawKNOWLEDGE25. Robert Goldstein: Putting Environmental Law on the Map: A Spatial Approach to Environmental Law Using GIS26. Ray Harris: Earth Observation and Principles on Data27. Elizabeth A. Kirk and Alison D. Reeves: Disciplinary Interactions: Ontological Commitments and Environmental Standard Setting

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`The two editors - one a lawyer, the other a geographer - are to be congratulated on their collaborative venture and anyone interested in novel contexts surrounding either discipline will do well to examine the contents of this fascinating volume.'International Journal of Law in Context