The Ecology of Law

Toward a Legal System in Tune with Nature and Community

What can our legal system do to contribute to solving the great crises of our times?

By Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei Read by Jeff Hoyt Business & Investing / Environmental & Agriculture / Law / Nonfiction English, Unabridged 6h 55m Sell Sheet
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Description
							Fritjof Capra and Ugo Mattei argue that at the root of many of the environmental, economic, and social crises we face today is a legal system based on an obsolete worldview. Capra, a bestselling author, physicist, and systems theorist, and Mattei, a distinguished legal scholar, explain how, by incorporating concepts from modern science, the law can become an integral part of bringing about a better world, rather than facilitating its destruction.
Reviews

"The authors propose a philosophy and jurisprudence that is deeply radical—upending centuries of Western tradition and culture—but possibly crucial to solving looming environmental problems. “ - Publisher's Weekly

The Ecology of Law is a fast-paced, historical tour de force, placing the law in the various contexts that have shaped its utilization for good or ill. ... For all those readers who think, wonder, and bridle at the law in their lives, this book is your tonic. - Ralph Nader

Rules restrain but also enable. Law elevates this capacity onto a higher plane but succumbs to its dark side when shaped by vested interests extending cleverly their tyranny upon humanity and nature. Things do not have to be this way. As this book vividly explains law can be turned into an instrument for defending the planet and its inhabitants from the encroachments of financialized commodification. - Yanis Varoufakis, former Minister of Finance of Greece