Winner of the 2018 James M. Blaut Award in recognition of innovative scholarship in cultural and political ecology!
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
Jessica Dempsey is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Geography at the University of British Columbia, Canada.
Acronyms vi Series Editors Preface ix Preface x 1 Enterprising Nature 1 2 The Problem and Promise of Biodiversity Loss 28 3 An Ecological-Economic 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 References 246 Index 276