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Bioeconomy and Global Inequalities

Socio-Ecological Perspectives on Biomass Sourcing and Production

Editors: Backhouse, M., Lehmann, R., Lorenzen, K., Lühmann, M., Puder, J., Rodríguez, F., Tittor, A. (Eds.)

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  • Explores implications of bioeconomy and bioenergy policies in South America, Asia and Europe
  • Discusses how a transition towards a bio-based economy affects socio-ecological inequalities
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This open access book focuses on the meanings, agendas, as well as the local and global implications of bioeconomy and bioenergy policies in and across South America, Asia and Europe. It explores how a transition away from a fossil and towards a bio-based economic order alters, reinforces and challenges socio-ecological inequalities. The volume presents a historically informed and empirically rich discussion of bioeconomy developments with a particular focus on bio-based energy. A series of conceptual discussions and case studies with a multidisciplinary background in the social sciences illuminate how the deployment of biomass sources from the agricultural and forestry sectors affect societal changes concerning knowledge production, land and labour relations, political participation and international trade. How can a global perspective on socio-ecological inequalities contribute to a complex and critical understanding of bioeconomy? Who participates in the negotiation of specific bioeconomy policies and who does not? Who determines the agenda? To what extent does the bioeconomy affect existing socio-ecological inequalities in rural areas? What are the implications of the bioeconomy for existing relations of extraction and inequalities across regions? The volume is an invitation to reflect upon these questions and more, at a time when the need for an ecological and socially just transition away from a carbon intensive economy is becoming increasingly pressing.

About the authors

Maria Backhouse is Professor of Global Inequalities and Socio-ecological Change at the Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. 
Rosa Lehmann is a political scientist and postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. 
Kristina Lorenzen is a Latin Americanist and researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. 
Malte Lühmann is a political scientist and researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. 
Janina Puder is a sociologist and researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. 
Fabricio Rodríguez is a political scientist and postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. 
Anne Tittor is a sociologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany. 

The editors are all members of the Junior Research Group “Bioeconomy and Inequalities. Transnational Entanglements and Interdependencies in the Bioenergy Sector” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Contextualizing the Bioeconomy in an Unequal World: Biomass Sourcing and Global Socio-Ecological Inequalities

    Pages 3-22

    Backhouse, Maria (et al.)

  • Global Inequalities and Extractive Knowledge Production in the Bioeconomy

    Pages 25-44

    Backhouse, Maria

  • Neoliberal Bioeconomies? Co-constructing Markets and Natures

    Pages 45-64

    Birch, Kean

  • Tools of Extraction or Means of Speculation? Making Sense of Patents in the Bioeconomy

    Pages 65-84

    Braun, Veit

  • Bioenergy, Thermodynamics and Inequalities

    Pages 85-103

    Lohmann, Larry

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bioeconomy and Global Inequalities
Book Subtitle
Socio-Ecological Perspectives on Biomass Sourcing and Production
Editors
  • Maria Backhouse
  • Rosa Lehmann
  • Kristina Lorenzen
  • Malte Lühmann
  • Janina Puder
  • Fabricio Rodríguez
  • Anne Tittor
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-68944-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-68944-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-68943-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-68946-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 338
Number of Illustrations
13 illustrations in colour
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