Privatizing Nature: Political Struggles for the Global Commons / Edition 1

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Overview

Thoroughly revised and updated edition of this comprehensive survey of resource depletion.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813525549
  • Publisher: Rutgers University Press
  • Publication date: 5/28/1998
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 272
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Sheila Newman is an environmental sociologist and editor of articles on energy, population, land-use planning and resources. She co-edited the first edition of The Final Energy Crisis (Pluto Press, 2005). Her blog is at http://candobetter.org/sheila. She is also an environmental film-maker._x000B_

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Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: The Political Resurgence of the Commons 1
1 Inventing the Commons: Theories and Practices of the Commons' Professional 20
2 Social Movements and the Remaking of the Commons in the Brazilian Amazon 54
3 Between NAFTA and Zapata: Responses to Restructuring the Commons in Chiapas and Oaxaca, Mexico 76
4 In Defence of the Commons: Forest Battles in Southern Cameroon 102
5 Nature as Community: The Convergence of Environment and Social Justice 120
6 Biodiversity: Of Local Commons and Global Commodities 144
7 Fairness, Social Capital and the Commons: The Societal Foundations of Collective Action in the Himalaya 167
8 Style and Scale: Two Sources of Institutional Inappropriateness 198
Bibliography 229
Index 248
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