From Polarisation to Multispecies Relationships: Re-Generation of the Commons in the Era of Mass Extinctions

Janet McIntyre-Mills (Editor), Yvonne Corcoran-Nantes (Editor)

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This book explores the concept of multi-species relationships and suggests critical systemic pathways to protect shared habitats. This book discusses how the eradication of species as a result of rapid urbanisation places humanity at risk. This book demonstrates how narrow anthropocentrism has focused on the rights of human beings at the expense of other species and the environment. This book explores a priori norms and a posteriori measures and indicators to include and protect multiple species. This book aims to strengthen institutional capacity and powers to address and extend the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Agenda by drawing on local wisdom but also the need to implement laws to prevent ecocide. This book highlights that our fragile interdependence requires a recognition of our hybridity and interconnectedness within the web of life and suggests ways to reframe policy within and beyond the nation state to support living systems of which we are a strand.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSingapore
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages777
ISBN (Electronic)978-981-33-6884-2
ISBN (Print)978-981-33-6883-5, 978-981-33-6886-6
Publication statusPublished - 2021

Publication series

NameContemporary Systems Thinking
ISSN (Print)1568-2846


  • Social Engagement
  • Multispecies
  • Habitat Protection
  • Energy and Water Security
  • Ecosystemic Thinking
  • Biopolitics
  • Democratic Dialogue
  • Social Justice
  • Environmental Justice
  • Social Contract
  • Urban Economics
  • Sustainable Development Agenda


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