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Environmental harm and the political economy of consumption


White, R, Environmental harm and the political economy of consumption, Social Justice, 29, (1-2) pp. 82-102. ISSN 1043-1578 (2002) [Refereed Article]


This article argues that adequate study of environmental harm must proceed from sustained analysis of the basic institutions and structures of contemporary capitalism. The central question at the core of environmental degradation and destruction is the organization of human subsistence and the relationship of this to nature. The article thus demonstrates the centrality of capitalist political economy to the construction of the substantive problem (environmental harm) and to the limitations of existing regulatory regimes in relation to this problem.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Human Society
Research Group:Criminology
Research Field:Criminology not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Law, Politics and Community Services
Objective Group:Justice and the law
Objective Field:Justice and the law not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:White, R (Professor Rob White)
ID Code:68918
Year Published:2002
Deposited By:Research Division
Deposited On:2011-04-02
Last Modified:2015-05-14

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