Capitalism and Conservation by Dan Brockington, Rosaleen Duffy

By Dan Brockington, Rosaleen Duffy

Via a sequence of case reports from around the globe, Capitalism and Conservation offers a critique of conservation’s position as a critical motive force of world capitalism.

  • Features cutting edge new study on case stories at the connections among capitalism and conservation drawn from worldwide
  • Examines a few of our most well-liked hobbies and intake conduct to discover the methods they force and deepen international capitalism
  • Reveals the rise in depth and diversity of kinds of capitalist conservation during the international

Chapter 1 A marvelous Eco?Tour round the old Bloc: Theorising the Convergence of Biodiversity Conservation and Capitalist growth (pages 17–43): Jim Igoe, Katja Neves and Dan Brockington
Chapter 2 The satan is within the (Bio)diversity: inner most region “Engagement” and the Restructuring of Biodiversity Conservation (pages 44–81): Kenneth Iain Macdonald
Chapter three The Conservationist Mode of construction and Conservation NGOs in sub?Saharan Africa (pages 82–107): Dan Brockington and Katherine Scholfield
Chapter four transferring Environmental Governance in a Neoliberal global: US relief for Conservation (pages 108–134): Catherine Corson
Chapter five Disconnected Nature: The Scaling Up of African natural world origin and its affects on Biodiversity Conservation and native Livelihoods (pages 135–155): Hassanali T. Sachedina
Chapter 6 the wealthy, the robust and the Endangered: Conservation Elites, Networks and the Dominican Republic (pages 156–178): George Holmes
Chapter 7 Conservative Philanthropists, Royalty and enterprise Elites in Nature Conservation in Southern Africa (pages 179–202): Marja Spierenburg and Harry Wels
Chapter eight retaining the surroundings the typical manner: moral intake and Commodity Fetishism (pages 203–220): James G. Carrier
Chapter nine Making the marketplace: distinctiveness espresso, Generational Pitches, and Papua New Guinea (pages 221–250): Paige West
Chapter 10 making the most of Cetourism: A serious Ecological Engagement with Dominant E?NGO Discourses on Whaling, Cetacean Conservation, and Whale looking at (pages 251–273): Katja Neves
Chapter eleven Neoliberalising Nature? Elephant?Back Tourism in Thailand and Botswana (pages 274–298): Rosaleen Duffy and Lorraine Moore
Chapter 12 The Receiving finish of Reform: daily Responses to Neoliberalisation in Southeastern Mexico (pages 299–331): Peter R. Wilshusen

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Finally, the solution to this problem is to make “live trees more valuable than dead ones”, by swiftly moving to an effective and efficient carbon trading mechanism (see especially the Prince’s welcome video on the home page of the website, in which he outlines the entire vision of this campaign). Problems and their causes are portrayed as occuring at distant locations, while solutions revolve around new forms of commodification. 23 A related story in this particular world making project is McDonaldsEurope’s Endangered Species Happy Meal Campaign, “designed to educate and empower children to make a difference”.

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