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Neoliberal Bio-Economies?

The Co-Construction of Markets and Natures

Authors: Birch, Kean

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  • Distinguishes neoliberalism as key critical trope of contemporary political economy
  • Explores the Bio-economy as a future sustainable society
  • Analyzes markets and natures as co-produced
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In this book, Kean Birch analyses the co-construction of markets and natures in the emerging bio-economy as a policy response to global environmental change. The bio-economy is an economic system characterized by the use of plants and other biological materials rather than fossil fuels to produce energy, chemicals, and societal goods. Over the last decade or so, numerous countries around the world have developed bio-economy strategies as a potential transition pathway to a low-carbon future. Whether this is achievable or not remains an open question, one which this book seeks to answer. In addressing this question, Kean Birch draws on over ten years of research on the bio-economy around the world, but especially in North America. He examines what kinds of markets and natures are being imagined and constructed in the pursuit of the bio-economy, and problematizes the idea that this is being driven by neoliberalism and the neoliberalization of nature(s). 

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Kean Birch is a Senior Associate of the Innovation Policy Lab, University of Toronto, Canada.

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Neoliberal Bio-Economies?
Book Subtitle
The Co-Construction of Markets and Natures
Authors
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91424-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91424-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91423-7
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-08251-2
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 208
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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