Journal of Political Ecology
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Volume 23 (2016)

Articles 


  1. Elizabeth Baker Brite. 2016. Irrigation in the Khorezm oasis, past and present: a political ecology perspective. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 1-25. PDF

  2. Benedict E. Singleton. 2016. Love-iathan, the meat-whale and hidden people: ordering Faroese pilot whaling. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 26-48. PDF

  3. Andrew Flachs. 2016. Redefining success: the political ecology of genetically modified and organic cotton as solutions to agrarian crisis. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 49-70. PDF

    This paper was winner of the Eric Wolf Prize, Political Ecology Society, 2015.


  4. Karen Bell. 2016. Green Economy or Living Well? Assessing divergent paradigms for equitable eco-social transition in South Korea and Bolivia. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 71-92. PDF

  5. Kevin A. Gould, M. Magdalena Garcia and Jacob A.C. Remes. 2016. Beyond "natural-disasters-are-not-natural": the work of state and nature after the 2010 earthquake in Chile. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 93-114. PDF


Nos. 6-14: Special Section on "(Re)considering "regional" political ecology?", edited by Colleen C. Hiner and Innisfree McKinnon.


  1. Innisfree McKinnon and Colleen C. Hiner. 2016. Does the region still have relevance? (Re)considering "regional" political ecology. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 115-122. PDF

  2. Peter A. Walker. 2016. On 'Reconsidering Regional Political Ecologies' 13 years on. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 123-125. PDF

  3. Ryan E. Galt. 2016. The relevance of Regional Political Ecology for agriculture and food systems. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 126-133. PDF

  4. K. Valentine Cadieux. 2016. Possible moral ecologies, the function of everyday curation, and the experience of regions. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 134-146. PDF

  5. Jonathan London. 2016. Environmental Justice and Political Ecology converge in the other California. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 147-158. PDF

  6. Soren C. Larsen. 2016. Regions of care: a political ecology of reciprocal materialities. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 159-166. PDF

  7. Colleen C. Hiner. 2016. "Chicken wars", water fights, and other contested ecologies along the rural-urban interface in California's Sierra Nevada foothills. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 167-181. PDF

  8. Jeffrey Jenkins. 2016. Contested terrain of extractive development in the American West: using a regional political ecology framework to understand scale, biocentric conservation values, and anthropocentric resource utility. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 182-196. PDF

  9. Gregory Simon. 2016. How regions do work, and the work we do: a constructive critique of regions in political ecology. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 197-203. PDF

  1. Géraud Magrin. 2016. The disappearance of Lake Chad: history of a myth. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 204-222. PDF

  2. Nicholas E. Williams. 2016. The political ecology of 'ethnic' agricultural biodiversity maintenance in Atlantic Nicaragua. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 223-245. PDF

  3. Gigi Tevzadze and Zaal Kikvidze. 2016. Ethno-ecological contexts of the Skhalta Gorge and the Upper Svaneti (Georgia, the Caucasus). Journal of Political Ecology 23: 246-262. PDF

  4. Sarah Osterhoudt. 2016. Written with seed: the political ecology of memory in Madagascar. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 263-278. PDF

  5. Brett Sylvester Matulis. 2016. The coercive laws of competition in a neoliberal era: the case of forestry in Costa Rica. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 279-295. PDF

  6. Kai-Lit Phua and Simon Barraclough. 2016. Countering opposition, generating doubt and mobilising support in rare earth metals-related environmental conflict in Malaysia: the persuasive discourse techniques of a transnational mining corporation and its supporters. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 296-307. PDF

  7. Wendy Hill, Jason Byrne and Fernanda de Vasconcellos Pegas. 2016. The ecotourism-extraction nexus and its implications for the long-term sustainability of protected areas: what is being sustained and who decides? Journal of Political Ecology 23: 308-327. PDF


Nos. 22-31. Special Section on "Ecologically unequal exchange and ecological debt", edited by Alf Hornborg and Joan Martinez-Alier.


  1. Alf Hornborg and Joan Martinez-Alier. 2016. Ecologically unequal exchange and ecological debt. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 328-333. PDF

  2. Andrew K. Jorgenson. 2016. The sociology of ecologically unequal exchange, foreign investment dependence and environmental load displacement: summary of the literature and implications for sustainability. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 334-349. PDF

  3. Andreas Mayer and Willi Haas. 2016. Cumulative material flows provide indicators to quantify the ecological debt. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 350-363. PDF

  4. Rikard Warlenius. 2016. Linking ecological debt and ecologically unequal exchange: stocks, flows, and unequal sink appropriation. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 364-380. PDF

  5. Jordi Jaria i Manzano, Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann, Antoni Pigrau and Susana Borràs. 2016. Measuring environmental injustice: how ecological debt defines a radical change in the international legal system. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 381-393. PDF

  6. Christian Dorninger and Nina Eisenmenger. 2016. South America's biophysical involvement in international trade: the physical trade balances of Argentina, Bolivia, and Brazil in the light of ecologically unequal exchange. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 394-409. PDF

  7. Leah Temper. 2016. Who gets the HANPP (Human Appropriation of Net Primary Production)? Biomass distribution and the 'sugar economy' in the Tana Delta, Kenya. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 410-433. PDF

  8. Jutta Kill. 2016. The role of voluntary certification in maintaining the ecologically unequal exchange of wood pulp: the case of the Forest Stewardship Council's certification of industrial tree plantations in Brazil. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 434-445. PDF

  9. Martin Oulu. 2016. Core tenets of the theory of ecologically unequal exchange. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 446-466. PDF

  10. Joan Martinez-Alier, Federico Demaria, Leah Temper and Mariana Walter. 2016. Changing social metabolism and environmental conflicts in India and South America. Journal of Political Ecology 23: 467-491. PDF



Book Reviews

Scoones, Ian. 2015. Sustainable rural livelihoods and rural development. UK: Practical Action Publishing and Winnipeg, CA: Fernwood Publishing. Reviewed by Simon Batterbury.

DeShazo, Jessica L., Chandra Lal Pandey, and Zachary A. Smith. 2016. Why REDD will fail. New York: Routledge. Reviewed by Karen E. Allen.

Kerr, Thor. 2015. To the beach: community conservation and its role in sustainable development. Crawley, WA: University of Western Australia Publishing. Reviewed by Kira Smith.

Moseley, William G., Matthew A. Schnurr and Rachel Bezner Kerr (Eds). 2016. Africa's Green Revolution: critical perspectives on new agricultural technologies and systems. New York: Routledge. Reviewed by Banu Koçer Reisman.

Adkin, Laurie E. (ed). 2016. First world petro-politics: the political ecology and governance of Alberta. Toronto: University of Toronto Press. Reviewed by James B. Johnson.

For all reviews: PDF