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Law and Geography

Jane Holder and Carolyn Harrison


This book 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, this book 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 the book uses conceptual fra ... More

Keywords: globalisation, law, geography, boundaries, land, property, nature, identity, culture, time

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Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780199260744
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199260744.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jane Holder, editor

Carolyn Harrison, editor

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Part I Introduction

Connecting Law and Geography

Jane Holder, and Carolyn Harrison

Spatial Dimensions of Private Law

Nick Jackson, and John Wightman

Part II Boundaries

Part III Land

Idolatry of Land

Georgette Chapman Poindexter

Part IV Property

Informal Law in Informal Settlements

Jane Matthews Glenn, and Véronique Bélanger

Part V Nature

Part VI Identity: People, Persons, and Places

Part VII Culture and Time

Part VIII Knowledge

End Matter