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Rethinking the financialization of "nature"

Title data

Ouma, Stefan ; Johnson, Leigh ; Bigger, Patrick:
Rethinking the financialization of "nature".
In: Environment and Planning A : Economy and Space. Vol. 50 (2018) Issue 3 . - pp. 500-511.
ISSN 1472-3409
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0308518X18755748

Abstract in another language

This editorial provides an analytical intervention to accompany the theme issue’s empirical papers on “Rethinking the Financialization of Nature.” The papers turn our attention towards three often neglected themes in prior research on finance and nature: (1) the frictional processes through which money leverages nature and resource-based ventures to produce more money (“Getting between M-C-M’”); (2) the role played by moralities, values, and affect in the financialization of nature and resistance levelled against it; and (3) the multiple roles of the state in mediating the circulation of finance in and through nature. We also engage with the politics of information and legitimation accompanying the financialization of nature to tease out levers for political critique. Finally, we map out a forward-looking agenda calling for research to engage more substantially with both the methodological questions accompanying the study of the financialization of nature, and the class dimensions of the process.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Financial markets; financialization; nature; resources; land; market environmentalism
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Earth Sciences > Chair Economic Geography
Result of work at the UBT: No
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
500 Science > 550 Earth sciences, geology
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 10:13
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2019 07:18
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/48625