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Neoliberalism, Law and Nature

Tue, 04 Jul 2017 19:41:18 +0000

Author: 
Larry Lohmann

Effective research and other action in the field of environment and law requires an understanding of how profoundly both have changed under neoliberalism. The growth of the neoliberal state amid productivity crisis and the move to a more financialized, rent-based global economy has been accompanied by sweeping legal innovations relating to property, trade, investment, rent and criminality as well as an expansion in the mass of written law and in the gaming of legislation.

Publication date: 
5 July 2017

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What are Social Movements?

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 13:21:09 +0000

Author: 
NIcholas Hildyard

Understanding the processes whereby a shared understanding evolves of what constitutes a ‘good society’ is key to effective organising for social change.

Publication date: 
5 November 2016

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Commoning as a Political Act

Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:55:39 +0000

Conversations on "Commons" and "Commoning"

This webdoc captures conversations between activists from diverse social movements about obstacles to their work through the lens of the "commons".

Publication date: 
1 January 2017

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Corrupt but Legal

Tue, 21 Mar 2017 11:54:21 +0000

Institutionalised Corruption and Development Finance
Author: 
Nicholas Hildyard

Many lawful, routine, accepted practices in today's economic system are regarded by the general public as corrupt. They have created a distorted, privatised vision of the “public interest” and represent a new trend of state capture by for-profit interests.

Publication date: 
13 December 2016

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Ecosystem Service Trading

Wed, 11 Jan 2017 11:03:54 +0000

Author: 
Larry Lohmann

Today's trade in ecosystem services tokens (carbon, biodiversity and so forth) has evolved as one component of capital’s troubled struggles to seek new global arrangements following the collapse of the compromises into which it was forced during the 20th century -- compromises that included welfarism, developmentalism and conventional environmental regulation.

Publication date: 
10 January 2017

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Licensed Larceny

Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:58:36 +0000

Infrastructure, Financial Extraction and the global South
Author: 
Nicholas Hildyard

Inequality is as much a problem of wealth and the rich as it is of poverty and the poor. Licensed larceny is a proxy for how effectively elites have constructed institutions that extract value from the rest of society, for example, through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) to build new infrastructure. How might social justice activists best respond? What oppositional strategies unsettle elite power instead of making it stronger?

Publication date: 
30 June 2016

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Energy and Climate as Labour Issues

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:55:56 +0000

Author: 
Nicholas Hildyard

It is critical to recognise that energy is a labour issue if the shift away from fossil fuels is to do more than just help elites find new tools for exploiting the majority world.

Publication date: 
18 April 2016

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Energy Transitions

Thu, 26 May 2016 08:47:51 +0000

Some Questions from the Netherworld
Author: 
Nicholas Hildyard

This public lecture raises questions about the direction of mainstream discussions on energy, technology, finance, accumulation, and organising.

Publication date: 
18 April 2016

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"Nigger" and "Nature"

Fri, 06 May 2016 14:40:51 +0000

Expanding the Concept of Environmental Racism
Author: 
Larry Lohmann

Classically, environmental racism is defined in terms of the racialized distribution of pollution. But it's also about the ways people, ethnic groups, nature and pollution are co-defined in the first place. This aspect of environmental racism is perhaps even more visible in forests than elsewhere.

Publication date: 
6 May 2016



What is the 'Green' in 'Green Growth'?

Fri, 29 Apr 2016 13:15:48 +0000

Author: 
Larry Lohmann

"Green Growth" is not about solving ecological crises but rather creating new opportunities that business can take advantage of while diffusing responsibility for the crises. It is full of contradictions and resistances to it are inevitable.

Publication date: 
20 April 2016

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