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SHOULD TREES HAVE STANDING?: LAW, MORALITY, AND THE ENVIRONMENT 3RD EDITION


Item #: 70390
Published: OE; European Centre for Minority Issues; 2010.

Originally published in 1972, Should Trees Have Standing?was a rallying point for the then burgeoning environmentalmovement, launching a worldwide debate on the basic natureof legal rights that reached the U.S. Supreme Court. Now, inthe 35th anniversary edition of this remarkably influentialbook, Stone updates his original thesis and explores theimpact his ideas have had on the courts, the academy, andsociety as a whole. At the heart of the book is an eminentlysensible, legally sound, and compelling argument that theenvironment should be granted legal rights. For this newedition, Stone explores a variety of recent cases andcurrent events-and related topics such as climate change andprotecting the oceans-providing a thoughtful survey of thepast and an insightful glimpse at the future of the environ-mental movement.

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