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The Ecology of Law. I am delighted to announce that my new book The Ecology of Law, coauthored with my friend and colleague Ugo Mattei, professor of law at Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, and at the University of Turin, Italy, will be published by Berrett-Koehler in November 2015.

The Ecology of Law

This book is the result of many years of dialogues between Ugo and myself, and of two joint seminars about “the laws of nature and the nature of law” at Hastings College. It is the first book to present jurisprudence — the theory and philosophy of law — as an intellectual discipline with a history and conceptual structure that shows surprising parallels to those of natural science. At the forefront of science, meanwhile, a new paradigm has been emerging that involves a fundamental change of metaphors, from seeing the world as a machine to understanding it as a network, as well as the realization that nature sustains life through a set of ecological principles that are generative rather than extractive.


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