Thinking Ecologically About the Global Political Economy
The volume shows the ways in which socio-ecological processes are integral to the themes treated by students and scholars of IPE - trade, finance, production, interstate competition, globalisation, inequalities, and the governance of all these, notably - and further that taking the ecological dimensions of these processes seriously transforms our understanding of them. Global capitalism has always been premised on the extraction, transformation and movement of what have become known as `natural resources'. The authors provide a synthesis of ecological arguments regarding IPE and weave them into an overall approach to be usable by others in the field. This synthesis draws on basic ecological political ideas such as limits to growth and environmental justice, ideas in ecological economics, practices of ecological movements in the global economy, as well as key ideas from other political economic traditions relevant for developing an ecological approach.
Providing a broad and critical introduction to international political economy from a distinctly ecological perspective, this work will be a valuable resource for students and scholars alike.
- Hardback | 154 pages
- 159 x 235 x 12.7mm | 363g
- 15 Feb 2018
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 8 Line drawings, black and white; 2 Halftones, black and white; 10 Illustrations, black and white
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30 Jan 2006
01 Nov 2017
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Table of contents
Chapter 1. Unsustainability as a problem of political economy
Chapter 2. Ecological materialities of the global economy
Chapter 3. Imperial ecologies
Chapter 4. Ecological contestations of the global economy
Chapter 5. Neoliberal ecologies
Chapter 6. Ecological transformations and co-optations
"Katz-Rosene and Paterson call for nothing less than the theoretical retooling of IPE. Their move from `IPE and the Environment' to `Global Ecological IPE' is momentous. It shows not only how socio-economic processes are continually reshaping ecological processes (in mostly harmful and unjust ways thus far) but also how ecological processes are transforming the global economy. Never again can ecology be considered an afterthought or subfield of IPE. It is now central." - Robyn Eckersley, University of Melbourne, Australia.
About Ryan Katz-Rosene
Matthew Paterson is Professor of International Politics at the University of Manchester. His research focuses on the political economy of global environmental change and in particular of climate change. He is currently focused on the political economy and cultural politics of climate change, and starting to work on the networked character of global climate governance.