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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


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


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


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


World Heritage Sites, Rocks, and Biocultural Diversity

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/9780816694112.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

Until recently, World Heritage Sites were selected using separate natural criteria and cultural criteria. Because of the problematic political implications of these categories as well as the ... 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.


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