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Nature, Production, Power: Towards an Ecological Political Economy

Edited By: Fred P. Gale and R. Michael M'Gonigle

248 pages, no illustrations

Edward Elgar

Hardback | Sep 2000 | #111340 | ISBN: 184064317X
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Introduction to the discipline of ecological poitical economy, an approach that aims at a theoretical synthesi of nature, production and power relations.


Part 1 Ecological political economy and community: a dialectic of centre and territory - the political economy of ecological flows and spatial relations, R. Michael M'Gonigle; sabbaths, shamans and superquarrying on a Scottish island - religio-cultural resistance to development in a contested landscape, Michael S. Northcott; "community" and natural resource conservation, Arun Agrawal. Part 2 Ecological political economy and critical theory: democracy, ecology, political economy - reflections on starting points, Laurie Adkin; an ecological historical materialism, Ted Benton; nature (re)production and power - a materialist ecofeminist perspective, Mary Mellor. Part 3 Ecological political economy and the state: the political ecology of sustainability and forest management - reflections on contemporary theories and material practices, Haripriya Rangan; beyond the statist frame - environmental policies in a global economy, Ken Conca. Part 4 Ecological political economy and the "system": ecological sustainability - some elements of longer term system change, Gar Alperovitz, Thad Williamson and Alex Campbell; equity, economic scale, and the role of exchange in a sustainable economy, Patricia E. Perkins; regulating accumulation, guarding the Web - a role for global civil society, Fred P. Gale.

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