Ecological degradation and population demands: wicked problems and the rule of rules in Canada/America

dc.contributor.authorLarge, Michael
dc.contributor.supervisorM'Gonigle, R. Michael
dc.date.accessioned2013-09-04T21:12:24Z
dc.date.available2013-09-04T21:12:24Z
dc.date.copyright2011en_US
dc.date.issued2013-09-04
dc.degree.departmentFaculty of Lawen_US
dc.degree.levelMaster of Laws LL.Men_US
dc.description.abstractRooted in legal theory and environmental studies, this thesis aims to (re)define the ‘population problem’ and related regulatory resolutions in constructive and clear terms, within a broad concept of 'law’. Green legal theory, wicked problem theory, and legal pluralism viewed from a wide-angle, first-person perspective, are applied together. To control birth rates and consumption demands in Canada/America, state-made laws are not central. We are ruled by rules: Certain law-like non-state rules aim to prod procreation and consumption ever-upward. Materially speaking, Can-American population numbers and consumption/waste form one inseparable factor relevant to global ecological degradation, and ‘legally’ speaking, specific religious doctrine amounts to 'population-UP control' and specific economic dogma 'consumption-UP control'. Together, these material and ‘legal’ factors form a wicked problem called ‘population demands.’ This problem formulation points away from state-made resolutions. Instead, the author recommends deconstructing degrading rules from the bottom-up and, in relation to consumption-UP control, reforming social norms.en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0398en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0768en_US
dc.description.proquestcode0938en_US
dc.description.scholarlevelGraduateen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1828/4911
dc.languageEnglisheng
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.rights.tempAvailable to the World Wide Weben_US
dc.subjectpopulation problemen_US
dc.subjectgreen legal theoryen_US
dc.subjectwicked problem theoryen_US
dc.subjectlegal pluralismen_US
dc.subjectCanadaen_US
dc.subjectAmericaen_US
dc.subjectecological degradationen_US
dc.titleEcological degradation and population demands: wicked problems and the rule of rules in Canada/Americaen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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