Image Database Export Citations


Commoditization of Nature: Conservation, Preservation and International Regimes

Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Herring, Ronald J.
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-05T17:38:21Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-05T17:38:21Z
dc.date.issued 1995 en_US
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10535/5769
dc.description.abstract "Nature policy typically involves a struggle with the market, which over time tends to extend commoditization to virtually everything ; regulatory logic limiting market dynamics has been a mainstay of environmental protection. Once 'nature' becomes conceptually commoditized as 'natural resources,' conservation competes with development as a frame for defining interests in the biophysical world. The science of ecology later adds the more demanding concept of preservation as a third competing interest. In international negotiations addressed to global commons issues, nation-states represent themselves as agents of societies and as holders of rights in nature. Both claims are typically problematic. States' capacity to assume such obligations is a function of the tenuous and contested nature of their domestic claims. Attempts to exert power through command-and-control systems often further delegitimize the state vis-a - vis users of natural systems and reduce the possiblity of governance. This paper considers three elements of the international nature regime — the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the International Tropical Timber Agreement and the World Heritage Convention — and their dynamics in India." en_US
dc.language English en_US
dc.subject timber en_US
dc.subject conservation en_US
dc.subject wildlife en_US
dc.subject international relations en_US
dc.subject tragedy of the commons en_US
dc.subject markets en_US
dc.title Commoditization of Nature: Conservation, Preservation and International Regimes en_US
dc.type Conference Paper en_US
dc.type.published unpublished en_US
dc.type.methodology Case Study en_US
dc.coverage.region Middle East & South Asia en_US
dc.coverage.country India en_US
dc.subject.sector Global Commons en_US
dc.identifier.citationconference Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfdates August 31-September 2 en_US
dc.identifier.citationconfloc Chicago, IL en_US

Files in this item

Files Size Format View
Herring--Commoditization of nature.pdf 267.4Kb PDF View/Open

This item appears in the following document type(s)

Show simple item record