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The ecocide-genocide nexus: A green criminology perspective


Natali, L and White, R, The ecocide-genocide nexus: A green criminology perspective, Rassegna Italiana di Criminologia, 13, (3) pp. 186-195. ISSN 1121-1717 (2019) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.7347/RIC-032019-p186


The impact and consequences of environmental crimes and harms on a planetary scale are becoming ever more devastating. Pollution, exploitation of species and destruction of ecosystems and landscapes are literally changing the world as we know it. The scale of ecocide is therefore widening to not only include specific territories but the eco-sphere that sustains life as a whole. Nonetheless, specific communities are affected, at least initially, more than others. Indigenous people are finding their culture and livelihoods directly threatened because of corporate exploitation of natural resources and the destroying of habitat. For many, environmental harms of this nature constitute a form of genocide. This article explores where and how the ecocide-genocide nexus manifests by considering factors such as geography, temporality, social status and the role of the nation-state.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminological theories
Objective Division:Environmental Policy, Climate Change and Natural Hazards
Objective Group:Environmental policy, legislation and standards
Objective Field:Rights to environmental and natural resources (excl. water allocation)
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:139157
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Office of the School of Social Sciences
Deposited On:2020-05-28
Last Modified:2020-07-24
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