Thesis / Dissertation

Aesthetics of Image in International Environmental Law

Alice Dene Palmer, Lee Godden (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Environmental treaties often require judgements of aesthetic value yet how these judgements are made is not well understood. This thesis argues that images, particularly photographic images, are central to such judgements but that neither current practice nor scholarship properly account for the significance of images to decisions made under international law. Drawing on debates about aesthetic conceptions of the environment in the visual arts, and in the philosophy of environmental aesthetics, this thesis develops a critical understanding of image and aesthetic value in international law. My aim is to produce a jurisprudence of aesthetics adequate to the task of making image and aestheti..

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