Nature™ Inc.
304 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:29 May 2014

Nature™ Inc.

Environmental Conservation in the Neoliberal Age

The University of Arizona Press
Nature™ Inc. brings together cutting-edge research by respected scholars from around the world to analyze how "neoliberal conservation" is reshaping human–nature relations that have been fashioned over two centuries of capitalist development. Contributors synthesize and add to a growing body of academic literature that cuts across the disciplinary boundaries of geography, sociology, anthropology, political science, and development studies to critically interrogate the increasing emphasis on neoliberal market-based mechanisms in environmental conservation. They all grapple with one overriding question: can capitalist market mechanisms resolve the environmental problems they have helped create?

Bram Büscher is an associate professor of environment and sustainable development at the Institute of Social Studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands. Wolfram Dressler is an associate professor in the Forest and Nature Conservation Policy Group at Wageningen University in the Netherlands. Robert Fletcher is an associate professor in the Department of Environment and Development at the United Nations mandated University for Peace in Costa Rica.

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