Cover

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Title Page, About the Series, Copyright

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pp. i-iv

Contents

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pp. v-vi

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Acknowledgments

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pp. vii-viii

...There are a number of people I would like to thank for their contributions to this work. Students at the Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, and Weber State University have worked through a number of the issues in this work with me in courses on Environmental Politics. Weber State University provided...

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Introduction: Brazil

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pp. ix-xviii

...is an expression of sovereignty. As such it fits into a powerful understanding of the space of politics: states do, or must, control the politics across their territories. The tropical rain forest of the Amazon River...

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1. Natures, Ethics, and Ecologies

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pp. 1-24

...here as a perspective, an ontology, or a worldview wherein humanity's actions pose potential problems for the earth, could not have existed as long as the earth was felt to have been not only created by God for humanity, but cared for by God for humanity...

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2. Exploring the Space of the (Inter)State (I): Sovereignty

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pp. 25-56

...If we are interested in the space of ecopolitics, surely we are interested in the space of the state. Since at least Aristotle, politics has been thought of as existing primarily within the confines of, in very general terms, the state. Moreover, and more recently, politics and the state have become fused with a concept of...

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3. Exploring the Space of the (Inter)State (II): Governmentality

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pp. 57-90

...The problem of the space of ecopolitics is not reducible to geography, to questions of territorial boundaries, or even to trajectories. The problem of the space of ecopolitics also involves questions of government, or governmentality. To put it another way, the problem of the space of ecopolitics cannot be reduced...

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4. Theories of Ecopolitics: Machines, Organisms, Cyborgs

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pp. 91-114

...Has the field of ecopolitical thought come to terms with the critiques of state space set out in chapters z and 3 ? Ecopolitical theorists have long maintained the radicalness of their field of thought, claiming to break from much of what formed the mainstream...

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5. Brazil of the North

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pp. 115-130

...It was no coincidence that the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED), or "Earth Summit," took place in Brazil. Home to the rapidly disappearing Amazon rain forest, Brazil has come to symbolize the global environmental crisis. This symbolic status of the Amazon and...

Notes

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pp. 131-152

Bibliography

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pp. 153-164

Index

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pp. 165-168

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About the Author

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pp. 169-169

...Weber State University in Ogden, Utah, where he teaches political theory. He received his Ph.D. from the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. He is the author of "The Nature of the State: An Ecological (Re)reading of Sovereignty and Territory...