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Enterprising Nature: Economics, Markets, and Finance in Global Biodiversity Politics

Enterprising Nature: Economics, Markets, and Finance in Global Biodiversity Politics

Jessica Dempsey

ISBN: 978-1-118-64055-5

Aug 2016

312 pages

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$34.95

Description

Enterprising Nature explores the rise of economic rationality in global biodiversity law, policy and science. To view Jessica's animation based on the book's themes please visit http://www.bioeconomies.org/enterprising-nature/

  • Examines disciplinary apparatuses, ecological-economic methodologies, computer models, business alliances, and regulatory conditions creating the conditions in which nature can be produced as enterprising
  • Relates lively, firsthand accounts of global processes at work drawn from multi-site research in Nairobi, Kenya; London, England; and Nagoya, Japan
  • Assesses the scientific, technical, geopolitical, economic, and ethical challenges found in attempts to ‘enterprise nature’
  • Investigates the implications of this ‘will to enterprise’ for environmental politics and policy

Series Editor’s Preface vi

Preface vii

Acknowledgments xi

1 Enterprising Nature 1

2 The Problem and Promise of Biodiversity Loss 28

3 An Economic-Ecological Tribunal for (Nonhuman) Life 56

4 Ecosystem Services as Political-Scientific Strategy 91

5 Protecting Profit: Biodiversity Loss as Material Risk 126

6 Biodiversity Finance and the Search for Patient Capital 159

7 Multilateralism vs Biodiversity Market-Making: Battlegrounds to Unleash Capital 192

8 The Tragedy of Liberal Environmentalism 232

Bibliography 246

Index 276