Stewarding the earth : rethinking property and the emergence of biocultural rights.

 

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dc.contributor.author Bavikatte, Sanjay en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-30T18:00:59Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-30T18:00:59Z
dc.date.issued 2011 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Bavikatte, S. 2011. Stewarding the earth : rethinking property and the emergence of biocultural rights. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/4463
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dc.description Includes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstract The thesis analyses the emergence of biocultural rights as a sub‐set of third generation, group rights in environmental law. It submits that these rights, which advocate a people's duty of stewardship over Nature, have arisen as a response to the world's ecological crisis. Indeed, the growing discourse about biocultural rights has begun a radical reconfiguration of the dominant notions property and the juridical subject. The thesis uses a multipronged approach, relying upon economic, anthropological, political and legal theories, to deconstruct the current concepts of private property from the perspective of indigenous peoples and traditional communities. It further presents evidence that this discursive shift is gaining formal legal recognition by referring to negotiations of multilateral environmental agreements, judicial decisions of regional and domestic courts and community initiatives. The thesis concludes with a description of the new biocultural jurisprudence including its application through innovative, community‐developed instruments such as biocultural community protocols. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.subject.other Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.title Stewarding the earth : rethinking property and the emergence of biocultural rights. en_ZA
dc.type Thesis / Dissertation en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Law en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Institute of Marine and Environmental Law en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Doctoral en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationname PhD en_ZA
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