Critical Political Ecology: The Politics of Environmental Science

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Contents
List of illustrationsxi
Preface and acknowledgmentsxiii
List of abbreviationsxv
1Political ecology and the politics of environmental science1
The separation of science and politics: some past trends in political ecology2
Integrating environmental science and politics11
Building a “critical” political ecology20
2Environmental science and myths24
Overturning conventional environmental degradation25
Environmental orthodoxies36
Challenging the I=PAT equation44
Science or myths?46
Summary 50
3Environmental “laws” and generalizations52
The frameworks of orthodox science53
The challenge from non-equilibrium ecology63
Diversifying “laws” of nature68
Summary75
4Social framings of environmental science77
Social framings of science and knowledge77
Contested boundaries and hybrids85
Theorizing the social institutions of environmental science91
Summary102

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