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Can “market forces” solve the world’s environmental problems? The stakes are undeniably high. With wildlife populations and biodiversity riches threatened across the globe, it is obvious that new and innovative methods of addressing the crisis are vital to the future of the planet. But is “the market” the answer?

As public funding for conservation efforts grows ever scarcer and the private sector is brimming with ideas about how its role—along with its profits— can grow, market forces have found their way into environmental management to a degree unimaginable only a few years ago. Ecotourism, payment for environmental services (PES), and new conservation finance instruments such as species banking, carbon trading, and biodiversity derivatives are only some of the market mechanisms that have sprung into being. This is “Nature™ Inc.”: a fast-growing frontier of networks, activities, knowledge, and regulations that are rapidly changing the relations between people and nature on both global and local scales.

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?

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
  2. pp. i-iv
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-2
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  1. Introduction. Nature™ Inc.: The New Frontiers of Enviornmental Conservation
  2. Robert Fletcher, Wolfram Dressler, and Bram Büscher
  3. pp. 3-22
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  1. Part I. Nature™ Inc.-Society Entanglements
  2. pp. 23-24
  1. 1. Capitalizing Conservation on Palawan Island, the Philippines
  2. Wolfram Dressler
  3. pp. 25-43
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  1. 2. Orchestrating Nature: Ethnographies of Nature™ Inc.
  2. Kenneth Iain MacDonald and Catherine Corson
  3. pp. 44-65
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  1. 3. Nature, Vilagers, and the State: Resistance Politics from Protected Areas in Zimbabwe
  2. Frank Matose
  3. pp. 66-84
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  1. Part II. Representations of Nature™ Inc.
  2. pp. 85-86
  1. 4. Taking the Chocolate Laxative: Why Neoliberal Conservation "Fails Forward"
  2. Robert Fletcher
  3. pp. 87-107
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  1. 5. Celebrity Spectacle, Post-Democratic Politics, and Nature™ Inc.
  2. Dan Brockington
  3. pp. 108-126
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  1. 6. Capitalizing Conservation/Development: Dissimulation, Misrecognition, and the Erasure of Power
  2. Peter R. Wilshusen
  3. pp. 127-157
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  1. 7. Performative Equations and Neoliberal Commodification: The Case of Climate
  2. Larry Lohmann
  3. pp. 158-180
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  1. Part III. Nature on the Move: The Global Circulation of Natural Capital
  2. pp. 181-182
  1. 8. Nature on the Move I: The Value and Circulation of Liquid Nature and the Emergence of Fictitious Conservation
  2. Bram Büscher
  3. pp. 183-204
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  1. 9. Nature on the Move II: Contemplation Becomes Speculation
  2. Jim Igoe
  3. pp. 205-221
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  1. 10. Nature on the Move III: (Re)countenancing an Animate Nature
  2. Sian Sullivan
  3. pp. 222-245
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  1. Conclusion. The Limits of Nature™ Inc. and the Search for Vital Alternatives
  2. Wolfram Dressler, Bram Büscher, and Robert Fletcher
  3. pp. 246-254
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 255-286
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 287-290
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 291-298
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780816598854
Related ISBN
9780816530953
MARC Record
OCLC
877038521
Pages
304
Launched on MUSE
2014-05-07
Language
English
Open Access
No
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