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Title The Politics of Earth Stewardship in the Uneven Anthropocene
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Abstract

The Anthropocene is not only an epoch of anthropogenic dominance of the Earth’s ecosystems, but also an epoch characterized by new forms of environmental governance, institutions, and uneven development. Following the literature in political ecology, we are calling these new forms of environmental governance,

“global assemblages.” A key argument from a political ecological perspective is that socio-ecological changes historically disproportionately impact communities in the Global South, and minority and low-income communities in the Global North. While global assemblages are powerful mechanisms of socio-ecological change, we demonstrate the ways transnational networks of grassroots organizations can challenge their negative social and environmental impacts, and thus foster socioecological resiliency.

Contributors Laura Ogden, Nik Heynen, Ulrich Oslender, Paige West, Karim-Aly Kassam, Paul Robbins, Francisca Massardo and Ricardo Rozzi
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Ogden, Laura; Heynen, Nik; Oslender, Ullrich; West, Paige; Kassam, Karim-Aly; Robbins, Paul; Massardo, Francisca, and Ricardo Rozzi. 2015. The Politics of Earth Stewardship in the Uneven Anthropocene. In: Rozzi et. al. Earth Stewardship: Linking Ecology and Ethics in Theory and Practice. Springer International Publishing: 132-157 Ch. 10. DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-12133-8_10

Key Words Global assemblages, Political ecology, Uneven development
File Date 2015
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