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Landscape: From common good to human right

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dc.contributor.author Menatti, Laura
dc.date.accessioned 2018-01-15T13:05:03Z
dc.date.available 2018-01-15T13:05:03Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation International Journal of the Commons Vol. 11, no 2 2017, pp. 641–683 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.18352/ijc.738 es_CL
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11447/1894
dc.description.abstract This paper analyses how the current concept of landscape, which overcomes a scenery-based characterisation and a confinement to classical aesthetics and art, relates to the notions of the common good, commons and commons pool resources (CPRs). I consider landscape as a complex process in which human beings (with their history and culture) and their environment are mutually defined. On the basis of this approach to landscape studies, and by considering contemporary documents on landscape (i.e. the European Landscape Convention, the Latin American Initiative for Landscape and the UNESCO Florence Declaration) I analyse the similarity between the notion of landscape and the concepts of common good, the management of commons and the commons pool resources institutions. Through theoretical research supported by practical examples (e.g. community gardens) I argue that landscape can be defined as a common good, can include the commons, and the collective management of lands and common pool resources institutions. The paper relies on an excursus through the theories and legal documents, with a specific regard to the theoretical foundations of these different notions. The analysis carried out in the paper leads, in the end, to the possibility of defining the ‘right to landscape’. Even if the concept is new in the literature, and a right to landscape is not recognised as a right per se, it is already implicated and studied in many international rights laws. Three approaches to landscape as a right have been distinguished: the right to landscape as a perceived landscape (a collective right), as a right to the environment and a right for addressing human rights. I integrated these approaches by arguing that landscape is a domain in relation to which human rights can be claimed, and that landscape can be considered as a right to which human beings are entitled. es_CL
dc.format.extent 43 es_CL
dc.language.iso en_US es_CL
dc.publisher International Association for the Study of the Commons es_CL
dc.subject Common good es_CL
dc.subject common pool resources es_CL
dc.subject commons es_CL
dc.subject landscape es_CL
dc.subject landscape perception es_CL
dc.subject right to landscape es_CL
dc.title Landscape: From common good to human right es_CL
dc.type Artículo es_CL


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