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Species Commodification: A Dialectical Perspective on Fisheries Policy


Austen, G and Jennings, SM and Dambacher, JM, Species Commodification: A Dialectical Perspective on Fisheries Policy, Review of Radical Political Economics, 48, (1) pp. 20-35. ISSN 0486-6134 (2016) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1177/0486613415586980


A theoretically promised confluence of favorable biological, economic, and social outcomes in neoliberal solutions for fisheries is illusory. The required commodification of the fish, including the species and accompanying oceanic commons enclosures, result in contradictions that cannot be understood within the neoclassical economic paradigm. A process of dialectical abstraction and qualitative modeling exposes the source and mechanism of the contradictions providing an alternative basis for discourse on the fishery and the commons.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:commons, fishery, dialectic, commodification, qualitative modeling
Research Division:Economics
Research Group:Applied economics
Research Field:Environment and resource economics
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Environmental protection frameworks (incl. economic incentives)
UTAS Author:Austen, G (Dr Giles Austen)
UTAS Author:Jennings, SM (Dr Sarah Jennings)
ID Code:102455
Year Published:2016 (online first 2015)
Web of Science® Times Cited:1
Deposited By:TSBE
Deposited On:2015-08-21
Last Modified:2016-10-03

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