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Explicating Ecoculture

Tracing a Transdisciplinary Focal Concept

Melissa M. Parks

from narrow ideas within strict boundaries of nationalism, language, ethnicity, and tradition, to broader “sites of struggle,” through which “the social order is maintained, challenged, produced, and reproduced, in the performance of various social

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Overconsumption as Ideology

Implications for Addressing Global Climate Change

Diana Stuart, Ryan Gunderson, and Brian Petersen

, concrete act necessary for survival to “the satisfaction of artificially stimulated phantasies, a phantasy performance alienated from our concrete, real selves.” These and related figures, like Thorstein Veblen (1912) and Marcuse's student William Leiss

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Hunting for Justice

An Indigenous Critique of the North American Model of Wildlife Conservation

Lauren Eichler and David Baumeister

Native perspective, knowledge is true “if the action or performance respectfully and successfully achieves a goal” ( Norton-Smith 2010: 65 ). In this way, the acquisition of knowledge always aims at a moral good. According to Deloria, knowledge is

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Contradictions of Solidarity

Whiteness, Settler Coloniality, and the Mainstream Environmental Movement

Joe Curnow and Anjali Helferty

whiteness—a position that many solidarity activists reject as a political stance—central to the performance of doing solidarity, because in order to reap the benefits of privileged people’s positions, they must be legible as white, so they must play up

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Appropriate Targets

Global Patterns in Interaction and Conflict Surrounding Cetacean Conservation and Traditional Marine Hunting Communities

Florence Durney

, many Lamalerans are keenly aware of the connection between how the outside world sees their performance of culture and their lifeway's future. Determining Need: Nutrition, Culture, and Cosmology Moving back across the Pacific, the legal and

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Green Out of the Blue, or How (Not) to Deal with Overfed Oceans

An Analytical Review of Coastal Eutrophication and Social Conflict

Alix Levain, Carole Barthélémy, Magalie Bourblanc, Jean-Marc Douguet, Agathe Euzen, and Yves Souchon

( Hänninen 1992 ). The water supply and sewer systems had reached a certain level of performance for the era, with direct effect that had decreased mortality from typhus and cholera. Nonetheless, like in other urban areas in early industrialized Northern and

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Pamela McElwee

, and Sian Sullivan . 2011 . “ Conservation and Concealment in SpeciesBanking.com , USA: An Analysis of Neoliberal Performance in the Species Offsetting Industry .” Environmental Conservation 38 ( 4 ): 435 – 444 . doi:10.1017/S0376892911000518

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

eventually learned from the Dutch performance. Then again, a competing argument could be built on the hypothesis that, in the long run, the overall European trends will make development policies more similar, thus diminishing the sub-regional differences

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Patrick Point

*Full article is in French

English abstract: The preservation of wetland ecosystem services has become a real issue for public policies. This article considers the question from the point of view of the provisioning and maintenance of a public good. It examines the production conditions and welfare savings involved when the value of ecosystem services is taken into account. The analysis shows that doing so can enable losers to be compensated and a net social surplus to be obtained. The study applies this approach to the estuarine wetland of Gironde, France, by studying the Associations Syndicales de Propriétaires (ASPs), the production units of ecosystem services. The article first describes the emergence of this type of organization, and then it uses a sample of them (20 out of 53), to analyze their investments and maintenance costs. It shows the likely presence of economies of scale and the very interesting results of ASPs in terms of low costs.

Spanish abstract: La conservación de servicios ecosistémicos derivados de las zonas húmedas (humedales), se ha convertido en un tema relevante para las políticas públicas. Este artículo considera esta cuestión desde el punto de vista del abastecimiento y del mantenimiento de un bien colectivo. El autor examina las condiciones de la producción y las ganancias en bienestar implicadas cuando el valor de los servicios ecosistémicos se toma en cuenta. En el texto se muestra que la consideración de estos valores permite compensar las pérdidas y asegurar una ganancia neta. El autor aplica este enfoque a los humedales del estuario de la Gironde, Francia, a traves del estudio de las unidades de producción de servicios ecosistémicos también conocidas como Asociaciones Sindicales de Propietarios (ASP). Este trabajo describe en primer lugar la emergencia de este tipo de organización, y después selecciona una muestra de ellos (20 de 53 ASP), para analizar sus costos de inversiones y mantenimiento. El artículo muestra la probable presencia de economías de escala y el interesante desempeño de las ASP en función de bajos costos.

French abstract: La préservation des services écosystémiques délivrés par les zones humides mobilise les politiques publiques. Nous considérons la question sous l'angle de la fourniture et de la maintenance d'un bien collectif. Nous examinons les conditions de la production et les gains en bien-être associés à la prise en compte de la valeur de ces services d'origine écosystémique. On montre notamment que cette prise en considération conduit à des situations qui permettent de compenser les perdants et d'assurer un gain net. Dans le cas des marais estuariens de la Gironde, nous nous attachons à l'étude des unités de production de ces services que sont les Associations syndicales de propriétaires (ASP). Nous rendons compte de l'émergence de cette forme d'organisation et analysons à partir d'un échantillon de 20 ASP - sur les 53 recensées dans la zone d'étude - les coûts de maintenance et d'investissement. Nous montrons la probable présence d'économies d'échelle et les intéressantes performances en termes de coût des ASP.

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demonstrates how sub-regional political economic models influence state performance in the arena of development cooperation. The third academic article presented here integrates a different vision of region-building in relation to social cohesion. In this