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Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Rafi Youatt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694112
eISBN:
9781452950617
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Three decades of biodiversity governance have largely failed to stop the ongoing environmental crisis of global species loss. Yet that governance has resulted in undeniably important political ... More


Adaptive Management: Popular but Difficult to Implement

Judith A. Layzer and Alexis Schulman

in Conceptual Innovation in Environmental Policy

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780262036580
eISBN:
9780262341585
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262036580.003.0007
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Popularized by scientists in the 1970s, adaptive management is an integrative, multi-disciplinary approach to managing landscapes and natural resources. Despite its broad appeal many critics complain ... More


Biodiversity, Agency, and Environmental Politics

Rafi Youatt

in Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694112
eISBN:
9781452950617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The introduction introduces the global environmental and political context within which biodiversity operates, argues for a broadening of political agency to living things, and outlines the structure ... More


Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities in Twentieth-Century Spain

Erik Swyngedouw

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029032
eISBN:
9780262326957
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029032.001.0001
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

In this book, Erik Swyngedouw explores how water becomes part of the tumultuous processes of modernization and development. Using the experience of Spain as a lens to view the interplay of modernity ... More


Paco El Rana’s Wet Dream for Spain

Erik Swyngedouw

in Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities in Twentieth-Century Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029032
eISBN:
9780262326957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029032.003.0005
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

Chapter five documents the post-Civil War developments. It focuses on how General Franco’s ideological-political mission was predicated upon cultural and material national territorial integration, ... More


Urban Biodiversity in New York City and the New Rewilding

Rafi Youatt

in Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694112
eISBN:
9781452950617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 4 compares the rise of two new initiatives, urban biodiversity and rewilding, in the context of a more explicitly designed global nature made by humans. Looking both at global policy ... More


Agency Revisited and the Future of Biodiversity

Rafi Youatt

in Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694112
eISBN:
9781452950617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

The conclusion revisits questions surrounding human and nonhuman agency first raised in the introduction, and considers what a new, revitalized form of biodiversity politics might look like.


The Awful Symmetry of Biodiversity Hotspots

Rafi Youatt

in Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694112
eISBN:
9781452950617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 1 identifies the important conceptual innovations in the birth of biodiversity hotspots in the 1980s, including the intrinsic value of species; the power of pattern and systems, and a global ... More


Politicizing Water, Politicizing Natures: Or … “Water Does Not Exist!”

Erik Swyngedouw

in Liquid Power: Contested Hydro-Modernities in Twentieth-Century Spain

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780262029032
eISBN:
9780262326957
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262029032.003.0009
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

The concluding chapter summarizes the wider theoretical and practical implications of the arguments advanced in the book, in particular with an eye towards understanding the relationship between ... More


Biopower, the Global Biodiversity Census, and the Escapes of Nonhuman Life

Rafi Youatt

in Counting Species: Biodiversity in Global Environmental Politics

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780816694112
eISBN:
9781452950617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816694112.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Chapter 2 focuses on the global biodiversity census started in the 1990s. It suggests that the biodiversity census is one example of the change in disciplinary power when nonhuman life explicitly ... More


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