Journal of Political Ecology
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Volume 24 (2017)

Articles 

Nos. 1-7: Special Section on "The political ecologies of health and disease", edited by Creighton Connolly, Panagiota Kotsila and Giacomo D'Alisa.


  1. Creighton Connolly, Panagiota Kotsila and Giacomo D'Alisa. 2017. Tracing narratives and perceptions in the political ecologies of health and disease. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 1-10. PDF

  2. Jeff Rose. 2017. Cleansing public nature: landscapes of homelessness, health, and displacement. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 11-23. PDF

  3. Creighton Connolly. 2017. "Bird cages and boiling pots for potential diseases": contested ecologies of urban 'Swiftlet farming' in George Town, Malaysia. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 24-43. PDF

  4. Ilenia Iengo and Marco Armiero. 2017. The politicization of ill bodies in Campania, Italy. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 44-58. PDF

  5. Giacomo D'Alisa, Anna Rita Germani, Pasquale Marcello Falcone and Piergiuseppe Morone. 2017. Political ecology of health in the Land of Fires: a hotspot of environmental crimes in the south of Italy. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 59-86. PDF

  6. Panagiota Kotsila. 2017. Health dispossessions and the moralization of disease: the case of diarrhea in the Mekong Delta, Vietnam. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 87-109. PDF

  7. Marcelo Firpo Porto, Diogo Rocha Ferreira and Renan Finamore. 2017. Health as dignity: political ecology, epistemology and challenges to environmental justice movements. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 110-124. PDF



  1. Karsten A. Schulz. 2017. Decolonizing political ecology: ontology, technology and 'critical' enchantment. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 125-143. PDF

  2. Haley Leslie-Bole and Eric P. Perramond. 2017. Oyster feuds: conflicting discourses and outcomes in Point Reyes, California. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 144-166. PDF

  3. Deanna H. Schmidt. 2017. Suburban wilderness in the Houston metropolitan landscape. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 167-185. PDF

  4. Bob Jessop. 2017. Nicos Poulantzas on political economy, political ecology, and democratic socialism. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 186-199. PDF


Nos. 12-18: Special Section on "Political ecologies of the green economy", edited by Connor Cavanagh and Tor A. Benjaminsen


  1. Connor Cavanagh and Tor A. Benjaminsen. 2017. Political ecology, variegated green economies, and the foreclosure of alternative sustainabilities. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 200-216. PDF

  2. Sian Sullivan. 2017. What's ontology got to do with it? On nature and knowledge in a political ecology of the 'green economy'. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 217-242. PDF

  3. William Adams. 2017. Sleeping with the enemy? Biodiversity conservation, corporations and the green economy. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 243-257. PDF

  4. Zoi Christina Siamanta. 2017. Building a green economy of low carbon: the Greek post-crisis experience of photovoltaics and financial 'green grabbing'. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 258-276. PDF

  5. Ethemcan Turhan and Arif Gündoğan. 2017. The post-politics of green economy in Turkey: re-claiming the future? Journal of Political Ecology 24: 277-295. PDF

  6. Vladislava Vladimirova. 2017. Politics of the green economy in Russia's European North. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 296-323. PDF

  7. Kristen Lyons, Peter Westoby and Adrian Nel. 2017. Reforming global carbon markets or re-imagining alternative climate solutions and sustainabilities? An analysis of selected NGO strategies in Uganda. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 324-341. PDF



  1. David Raftery. 2017. Producing value from Australia's vineyards: an ethnographic approach to 'the quality turn' in the Australian wine industry. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 342-367. PDF
  2. Rachel B. DeMotts. 2017. Weaving a living: gender, craft, and sustainable resource use in Botswana. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 368-385. PDF

  3. Ayşen Eren. 2017. The political ecology of uncertainty: the production of truth by juridical practices in hydropower development. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 386-405. PDF

    Winner of the Eric Wolf Prize, Political Ecology Society, 2016.

  4. Elizabeth Harrison and Anna Mdee. 2017. Successful small-scale irrigation or environmental destruction? The political ecology of competing claims on water in the Uluguru Mountains,Tanzania. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 406-424. PDF

Nos. 23-37: Special Section on “Degrowth, Culture and Power,” edited by Lisa L. Gezon and Susan Paulson


  1. Susan Paulson. 2017. Degrowth: culture, power and change. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 425-448. PDF

  2. Robin M. LeBlanc. 2017. Designing a beautifully poor public: postgrowth community in Italy and Japan. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 449-461. PDF

  3. Eric Hirsch. 2017. The unit of resilience: unbeckoned degrowth and the politics of (post)development in Peru and the Maldives. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 462-475. PDF

  4. Ritu Verma. 2017. Gross National Happiness in Bhutan: meaning, measure and degrowth in a living development alternative. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 476-490. PDF

  5. Jonathan Otto. 2017. Finding common ground: exploring synergies between degrowth and environmental justice in Chiapas, Mexico. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 491-503. PDF

  6. Ragnheiður Bogadóttir and Elisabeth Skarðhamar Olsen. 2017. Making degrowth locally meaningful: the case of the Faroese grindadráp. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 504-518. PDF

  7. Joshua Lockyer. 2017. Community, commons, and degrowth at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 519-542. PDF

  8. Amy Cox Hall. 2017. Neo-monastics in North Carolina, de-growth and a theology of enough. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 543-565. PDF

  9. Eeva Berglund. 2017. Steering clear of politics: local virtues in Helsinki's design activism. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 566-581. PDF

  10. Lisa L. Gezon. 2017. Beyond (anti)utilitarianism: khat and alternatives to growth in northern Madagascar. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 582-594. PDF

  11. Emma McGuirk. 2017. Timebanking in New Zealand as a prefigurative strategy within a wider degrowth movement. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 595-609. PDF

  12. Ulrich Demmer and Agata Hummel. 2017. Degrowth, anthropology, and activist research: the ontological politics of science. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 610-622. PDF

  13. Alf Hornborg. 2017. How to turn an ocean liner: a proposal for voluntary degrowth by redesigning money for sustainability, justice, and resilience. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 623-632. PDF

  14. Karen Foster. 2017. Work ethic and degrowth in a changing Atlantic Canada. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 633-643. PDF

  15. Jonathan DeVore. 2017. Trees and springs as social property: a perspective on degrowth and redistributive democracy from a Brazilian squatter community. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 644-666. PDF



  1. Gloria L. Gallardo F., Fred Saunders, Tatiana Sokolova, Kristina Börebäck, Frank van Laerhoven, Suvi Kokko and Magnus Tuvendal. 2017. We adapt … but is it good or bad? Locating the political ecology and social-ecological systems debate in reindeer herding in the Swedish Sub-Arctic. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 667-691. PDF
  2. Ben Brisbois, Andrés Burgos Delgado, Douglas Barraza, Óscar Betancourt, Donald Cole, Maya Gislason, Frédéric Mertens, Margot Parkes and Johanne Saint-Charles. 2017. Ecosystem approaches to health and knowledge-to-action: towards a political ecology of applied health-environment knowledge. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 692-715. PDF

Nos. 40-45: Special Section on "Production/destruction in Latin American environments", edited by Javiera Barandiarán and Casey Walsh


  1. Javiera Barandiarán and Casey Walsh. 2017. Production/destruction in Latin America. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 716-725. PDF

  2. Andrew Gerhart. 2017. Petri dishes of an archipelago: the ecological rubble of the Chilean salmon farming industry. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 726-742. PDF

  3. Jeffrey Hoelle. 2017. Jungle beef: consumption, production and destruction, and the development process in the Brazilian Amazon. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 743-762. PDF

  4. Tristan Partridge. 2017. Resisting ruination: resource sovereignties and socioecological struggles in Cotopaxi, Ecuador. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 763-776. PDF

  5. William San Martín. 2017. Nitrogen, science, and environmental change: the politics of the Green Revolution in Chile and the global nitrogen challenge. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 777-796. PDF

  6. Gastón Gordillo. 2017. On the destructive production of food: some lessons from South America. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 797-800. PDF



  1. Peter N. Kamau. 2017. The political ecology of human-elephant relations: comparing local perceptions of elephants around Chyulu Hills and Mount Kasigau in southern Kenya. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 801-820. PDF

  2. Alvin Chandra, Karen E. McNamara and Paul Dargusch. 2017. The relevance of political ecology perspectives for smallholder Climate-Smart Agriculture: a review. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 821-842. PDF

  3. Tracey Osborne. 2017. Public Political Ecology: a community of praxis for earth stewardship. Journal of Political Ecology 24: 843-860. PDF


Book Reviews

Gadrey, Jean and Aurore Lalucq. 2015. Faut-il donner un prix à la nature? Paris: Les petits matins et Institut Veblen. Reviewed by Antoine Verret-Hamelin.

Karen Thornber. 2012. Ecoambiguity: environmental crises and East Asian literatures. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Reviewed by Edwin A. Schmitt.

Robert Biel. 2016. Sustainable food systems: the role of the city. London: UCL Press. Reviewed by Rebecca Whittle.

Davidson, Joanna. 2016. Sacred rice: an ethnography of identity, environment, and development in rural West Africa. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press. Reviewed by Chris Shepherd.

For all reviews: PDF