Towards a Synthesized Critique of Neoliberal Biodiversity Conservation
This paper seeks to review critiques concerning neoliberal biodiversity conservation. The author sees two reasons for this review. First off, the majority of focus has been on neoliberal natures and neoliberal environment instead of neoliberal conservation. Second, there has been recent papers that explore the latter but the lessons are disconnected. Thus, this review seeks to analyze and provide connections among an emerging field.
Conclusions & Takeaways
The authors argues that neoliberal conservation's methods and philosophy assume that nature can only be saved by capitalist accumulation of value and understood in capitalist terms The authors main critiques include that: neoliberal conservation conceals contradictions to maintain its dominant narrative, issues concerning appropriation and misrepresentation, and the discipline of dissent.
Towards a Synthesized Critique of Neoliberal Biodiversity Conservation. Capitalism Nature Socialism. 2012;23:4–30. doi:10.1080/10455752.2012.674149..
- Center for Political Ecology