Call for papers: The environmental state in the village: The place of the state in neoliberal and community-based conservation

American Association of Geographers (AAG)
Annual Meeting,

April 3-7, 2019, Washington DC

Call for Papers

The environmental state in the village: The place of the state in neoliberal and community-based conservation

In this session, we invite empirical contributions that illustrate how the state intervenes in local environmental development, with particular reference to market-based environmental management – payment for ecosystem service (PES), ecotourism, wetland banking and environmental certifications, among others. It is often argued that the state has retreated in the regime of new environmental governance, where transnational private actors and market-based policy instruments have replaced state intervention. However, critical scholarships – political ecology, Foucauldian, critical policy studies – suggest the state in new environmental governance is not completely dismissed, but actually “reconfigured”. Yet, empirical details remain limited in exploring the ways in which the state intervenes in market-based environmental reform at the local/community levels. In this session, we invite papers that explores various ways in which the state intervenes environmental development at the local and community levels. This might involve empirically grounded papers but conceptual contributions are equally welcomed. Please send your abstract of no more than 250 words to both Myung-Ae Choi (m.a.choi@lse.ac.uk) and Valeria Biffi (v.biffi@lse.ac.uk) by 18 Oct 2018.

More details: https://aag.secure-abstracts.com/AAG%20Annual%20Meeting%202019/sessions-gallery/22767

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