Global Political Ecology

ISBN-10: 0415548152

ISBN-13: 9780415548151

Edition: 2010

Authors: Dick Peet, Paul Robbins, Michael Watts, Richard Peet

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Book details

Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 2/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Paul Robbins is professor of Geography at the University of Arizona and is known for his interdisciplinary views of how geography interrelates with other disciplines. He has written and edited several books including the best selling textbook "Political Ecology: A Critical Introduction" (Blackwell 2004) and the recent "Lawn People: How Grasses Weeds and Chemicals Make Us Who We Are" (Temple University Press 2007).

Michael Watts is Class of 1963 Professor of Geography and Development Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. He is coeditor of Violent Environments , also from Cornell, author most recently of Curse of the Black Gold , and coauthor of Afflicted Powers .

List of figures
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Notes on contributors
Preface
Global nature
Food, health, and the body: political ecology of sustainability
Excess consumption or over-production?: US farm policy global warming, and the bizarre attribution of obesity
Killing for profit: global livestock industries and their socio-ecological implications
�Modern� industrial fisheries and the crisis of overfishing
When people come first: beyond technical and theoretical quick-fixes in global health
Capital's margins: the political ecology of the slum world
Global garbage: waste, trash trading, and local garbage politics
Green evictions: environmental discourses of a �slum-free� Delhi
Risk, certification, and the audit economy: political ecology of environmental governance
The politics of certification: consumer knowledge, power, and global governance in ecolabeling
Climate change and the risk industry: the multiplication of fear and value
Carbon colonialism? Offsets, greenhouse gas reductions, and sustainable development
War, militarism, and insurgency: political ecology of security
The natures of the beast: on the new uses of the honeybee
Taking the jungle out of the forest: counter-insurgency and the making of national natures
Mutant ecologies: radioactive life in post-Cold War New Mexico
Fuelling capitalism: energy scarcity and abundance
Past peak oil: political economy of energy crises
The geopolitics of energy security and the war on terror: the case for market expansion and the militarization of global space
Blue ecology: the political ecology of water
Commons versus commodities: political ecologies of water privatization
The social construction of scarcity: the case of water in western India
Biopolitics and political ecology: genes, transgenes, and genomics
Governing disorder: biopolitics and the molecularization of life
Transnational transgenes: the political ecology of maize in Mexico
Index
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