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Pamela McElwee

need to see how a calculation happens (who does it, with what means, and for what ends) before it disappears from view. We also need to understand the implications of the replacement of ideas of actual physical things, like forests or rivers, with the

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Dan Brockington

center of calculation, surrounded by a network of allies … The quantification of qualities is as much an administrative accomplishment as an intellectual one. And no matter what the skeptics may say, many social qualities have already been successfully

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Natural Resources by Numbers

The Promise of “El uno por mil” in Ecuador’s Yasuní-ITT Oil Operations

Amelia Fiske

role of numerical calculations in the governance of subterranean resources. Quantification processes and their results constitute some of our most basic understandings of society and the environment, such as the untapped value of the Amazon in

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Temperature and Capital

Measuring the Future with Quantified Heat

Scott W. Schwartz

descent via an equation provided by the commercial manufacturer. For a few models of the XBT device, the manufacturer provided an inaccurate calculation of the rate of descent of their device. Thus, large swaths of archived data on ocean temperature are

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Unsettling the Land

Indigeneity, Ontology, and Hybridity in Settler Colonialism

Paul Berne Burow, Samara Brock, and Michael R. Dove

above that a global perspective engenders is one that writers such as James Scott (1998) and Bruno Latour (1987) have similarly seen as enabling abstraction, measurement, calculation, and accumulation of knowledge by experts at centers of calculation

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From Urban Agriculture to Urban Food

Food System Analysis Based on Interaction Between Research, Policy, and Society

Heidrun Moschitz, Jan Landert, Christian Schader, and Rebekka Frick

). Table 1 Theoretical Share of Regional Provision of Selected Products Product Apples Carrots Milk Beef Veal Source: own calculations; based on effective production in the region. Theoretically possible share of regional supply to the city 32% 20% 53% 53

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Erland Mårald and Erik Westholm

future ( Underdånigt betänkande 1856 ). The Committee claimed that, partly because of rural ignorance of the value of forests and partly because of the short-sighted profit motives of forest exploiters, forest misuse had become prevalent. Calculations

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Separating the Wheat from the Chaff

The Social Worlds of Wheat

Jessica Barnes

cost of reduced yields with calculations about the cost of the chemicals and the time it will take to apply those chemicals. Since farmers see the risk of a disease affecting their wheat crop as controllable through fungicides, they are willing to adopt

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Humans, Plants, and Networks

A Critical Review

Laura Calvet-Mir and Matthieu Salpeteur

importance of such networks in knowledge diffusion. The most used intermediate measure is dyadic reciprocity, which is the extent of reciprocated ties within the network. The calculation of the mutual nominations among actors indicates the level of

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Remaking Oceans Governance

Critical Perspectives on Marine Spatial Planning

Luke Fairbanks, Noëlle Boucquey, Lisa M. Campbell, and Sarah Wise

Scenario Calculations for Interactions with Other Marine Uses.” Energy Policy 68 : 320 – 333 . 10.1016/j.enpol.2014.01.042 Kerr , Sandy , John Colton , Kate Johnson , and Glen Wright . 2015 . “ Rights and Ownership in Sea Country